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James Nieto Called 2012

James Nieto

Called 2012

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Areas of Practice: Crime, Personal Injury and Other Civil Litigation

James became a tenant in October 2017 following successful completion of his pupillage in chambers. During pupillage James gained particular experience in Criminal Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation.

Prior to commencing pupillage, James gained considerable experience as a County Court Advocate and completed numerous mortgage possession hearings, infant approval hearings, MOJ Stage 3 quantum hearings, small claims trials and a wide range of other civil applications. James also worked at a leading insurer where he gained hands on experience in the bodily injury department dealing with RTA claims.

James is developing a busy common law practice and has been instructed to appear in the Youth Court, Magistrates’ Court, and Crown Court. James has also been instructed to appear in a variety of County Court cases including Small Claims Trials and Fast Track Trials. James is also able to undertake drafting of advices and pleadings. He is also willing to consider taking instructions on a CFA basis.

Recent cases:

R v PB (2017) – Croydon Crown Court – Secured acquittal in a trial for voyeurism.

R v AM (2017) – Stevenage Magistrates’ Court – Instructed on behalf of a vulnerable Defendant. Granted an intermediary following a successful application.

R v PW (2017) – Medway Magistrates’ Court- Instructed on behalf of the Defendant in a two day Magistrates’ Court trial for common assault. Secured acquittal. The Chief Magistrate of Kent praised James for his conduct of the trial.

R v AL (2017) – Romford Magistrates’ Court- Secured acquittal in a trial for exposure.

R v GH (2017) – St Albans Crown Court- Secured a suspended sentence in an exceptional case where the Defendant was sentenced for PWITS Class A and B.

R v AL (2017) – Bromley Magistrates Court – Secured acquittal in a trial for exposure


The University of Law, Bloomsbury: BPTC, Very Competent
The University of Law, Bloomsbury: GDL, Commendation
University College London: MA
University College London: BA(Hons)



In his spare time James enjoys watching rugby and NFL. He regularly attends matches and can often be found at the Allianz watching Saracens.