25 Bedford Row

Nicola Howard

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Crime , Financial Crime
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UK Bar
Crime - London (Bar)

Band 6

Nicola Howard QC
Strengths: "A thorough and efficient barrister who is friendly but tough." "She is a very good jury advocate who adopts a down-to-earth, clear and common-sense approach."
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Financial Crime - London (Bar)

Band 4

Nicola Howard QC
A well-organised, highly dependable silk who applies herself effectively and communicates well with both clients and judges. She is experienced in acting for the defence in a range of financial crime cases, including those relating to tax fraud and rate manipulation. Her client base includes company officers and directors, as well as professionals, and she is regularly instructed both for pre-charge advice and for representation at trial. She is noted for her expertise in cases with international elements.
Strengths: "She has good judgement and is excellent with clients. Very technically knowledgeable and a good advocate." "She is completely on top of her cases and she is lovely to work with. She is enormously well respected at the Bar."
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Practice Areas

Counsel instructed on behalf of corporates and individuals to provide specialist strategic advice at an early stage of an investigation into Bribery, Corruption and Financial crime matters.

Experienced in the conduct of the most serious and complex cross-border financial crime investigations. Deals with high net worth individuals, Company Officers and SMEs.

Hardworking, tenacious sought Silk who has built a solid practice over many years, dedicated to financial crime.

Client friendly with exceptional Judgement. Respected by her opponents and the Judiciary alike.


- Called 1995.

- Recorder - South Easter Circuit (2016).

- Queen’s Counsel 2019.

- Certified Fraud Examiner, ACFE Course provider.

- Chairman of the Young Barristers Committee (2003).

Professional Memberships

- Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA)

- Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)

- Female Fraud Forum (FFF)

- The Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA)

- Criminal Bar Association

- Women in Criminal Law (WICL)

Nicola Howard

25 Bedford Row

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25 Bedford Row


Greater London



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