Nadine Radford QC

1974 (1995)

Nadine Radford QC (1995) has specialised in practise of criminal law throughout her professional life. She has extensive experience in defending in the most serious criminal offences.

The Legal 500 has said of Nadine "...a powerful advocate with a reputation for cutting through papers to the crucial issues".

A professional client recently said "...an authoritative presence in court with full command of all the facts down to the finest detail, based upon thorough preparation".

Nadine Radford QC is ranked in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Guide 2018 and has appeared since 2012. Please click on the link below to view Nadine's profile in the directory.

http://www.chambersandpartners.com/person/232594/14

Nadine is also ranked in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 where it says: ...'Nadine Radford QC has that rare quality of being able to build a strong rapport with people from all walks of life'.

http://www.legal500.com/firms/9655/offices/9655/lawyers/9024247

Areas of Nadine's expertise along with case examples can be found below:

Terrorism

Kurdish Terrorism trial involving planting bombs in UK banks.

Representing a defendant in the Afghan Hijacking Case at Stansted Airport
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/636375.stm

Representing the defendant in the first terrorism trial under the newly drafted legislation for having articles for use in terrorism - acquitted on a submission

Representing the principal defendant in the "Heathrow Airport Terrorism Trials"

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8242238.stm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_transatlantic_aircraft_plot

Murder/Manslaughter/Firearms and Serious Assaults

Murder covering the full range of homicide offences including the following "non-standard" cases.

Woman who murdered her husband by poisoning

Man in his 80's who killed his wife who was suffering from dementia

Husband who killed his wife and took her body out of the jurisdiction

Representing a defendant in the "Honour Killing" of Banaz Mahmod

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11716272

Multi-jurisdictional arguments involving letters of request and Home Office involvement in bringing a defendant back to the UK following the discovery of a body in the suitcase at Heathrow Airport.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14623131

Representing the defendant dubbed the first "Good Samaritan Killing" in Manchester

Multi-defendant "gang" killings in Islington and Ealing

Drive-by shooting in Hackney

Moss Side gangs shooting in Manchester

Fraud

Russian money laundering case. The first time the FBI and CIA cooperated with the UK authorities

Gold bullion VAT fraud

MTIC frauds

Diversion frauds

Largest "Ghost Brokering" motor insurance fraud

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2306838/Fraudster-couple-funded-champagne-lifestyle-exotic-holidays-plush-home-1million-insurance-scam.html

Immigration fraud involving obtaining false CTD documents from a corrupt Home Office official which then allowed illegal immigrants to obtain National Insurance documents and then employment in the UK

Hell's Angels "Q" car parts fraud

Child Cases

Nadine defended Louise Sullivan in the "Australian Nanny Case" involving shaking a baby to death

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/270252.stm

A premier child cruelty case in Bristol involving issues arising from the Family Division of the High Court.

The above cases involved extensive knowledge of medical evidence in various specialities and consequential questioning of internationally renowned medical experts

Sexual Offences

Nadine defends in all types of sexual offences including large scale historic sexual abuse cases. Nadine has also defended a woman charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice following false allegations of rape against three men

Indecent images cases involving multi-jurisdictional issues and computer expertise

Represented an Officer serving in the British Army (AT) charged with rape. Although the police had seized the CCTV from the club, the police had not viewed it nor had the CPS. As an example of thorough preparation, Nadine insisted on viewing the CCTV that demonstrated that the complainant had lied on a number of key issues. The first time the police, CPS and the complainant saw the CCTV was in Court when the complainant was being cross examined. The defendant was acquitted and returned to serve in Iraq.

Miscellaneous

R v Kanaris (House of Lords) - interaction of the CTL's and Preparatory Hearings

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200203/ldjudgmt/jd030130/kanar-1.htm

Representing the "Mardi Gra" bomber (sic) who attempted to blackmail Barclays Bank and Sainsburys to pay out on blackmail threats

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/318913.stm

Represented a former police officer involved in the Matthew Mellon computer hacking cases

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6766841.stm

Threats to kill in a "difficult" matrimonial case

Appellate Work

Nadine is regularly instructed in cases in the Court of Appeal, particularly advising on fresh evidence. She is currently preparing a case for the Court of Appeal in relation to the need for an intermediary in a case following the removal of a brain tumour with consequential frontal lobe damage.

 

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Qualifications

Queens Counsel 1995
Bencher Lincoln's Inn 1999
BA

Memberships & Associations

Lincoln's Inn
Criminal Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit

Areas of work

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