Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Crime - Northern (Bar)
Nicola Daley is a well-regarded junior with impressive experience in a wide range of criminal cases. She is sought out for her expertise acting for both the prosecution and the defence in cases involving drugs offences, homicide and modern day slavery, among others.
Strengths: "She is able to handle difficult and demanding clients. She works hard and always has practice advice to give."
Recent work: Acted for the prosecution in a conspiracy to supply cocaine case with 18 defendants.
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Nicola is a specialist criminal practitioner who prosecutes and defends in a wide variety of cases. Her practice covers the full range of criminal offences, including serious and organised crime, fraud, homicide, serious sexual offences, confiscation and POCA.
She has significant experience in relation to complex fraud and was Junior Counsel in the landmark Court of Appeal case of R v Barton & Booth in relation to the test for dishonesty in criminal cases.
She is a Category 4 Prosecutor (including Category 4 Specialist Fraud, Serious Crime Group and Serious Sexual Offences Prosecutor) and also a member of the Attorney General’s list of Counsel.
Other recent notable cases include:
•Operation Kings (R v Alan & John Tobin and others) (2021) – Leading Junior for the Prosecution against Organised Crime Group led by two brothers who ran a drug empire and were centre of a £20m cocaine haul in 2019.
•R v Nash and others (2020) – Successful defence of female defendant charged with Conspiracy to Possess and Supply Prohibited firearms, grenades and Class A Drugs.
•R v Corson and others (2020) – Junior Prosecution Counsel in the multi-handed murder case of Stephen Maguire.
Include: professional associations, organisations, committees or institutions
•Criminal Bar Association
•UK Environmental Law Association
Nicola enjoys cooking and leads an active outdoor lifestyle that consists of tennis, sailing, skiing, running, growing homegrown produce and walking the dogs.