QC appointment at Garden Court North Chambers

10 January 2019

It is with great pride that Garden Court North Chambers announce the appointment of Nina Grahame to Queen’s Counsel. Congratulations to Nina who will be our first female silk joining Mark George QC, Ian Macdonald QC and Pete Weatherby QC.

Nina’s years of experience and excellence as a senior criminal defence practitioner have led to this very deserving recognition, she is a crucial part of the criminal team and Chambers as a whole and the appointment to Queen’s Counsel will ensure that her practice goes from strength to strength.

Mark George QC, Head of Chambers, had this to say “I am absolutely delighted that Nina Grahame has been awarded silk. Having led Nina on a number of occasions I have long thought that Nina would make a brilliant silk. She is enormously hard-working, utterly determined and a real fighter for her clients.”

Sarah Wright, Chambers Director, commented “We are exceptionally proud and pleased that we have our first female QC appointment. Nina is a phenomenal advocate and her appointment is extremely well deserved.”

The news comes at a truly momentous time as Chambers has also won The Legal 500 UK 2019 Awards in the categories Regional Bar: Leading Set 2019 and Regional Bar: Leading Junior of the YearKate Stone. It has been a great start to 2019 for Chambers and confirms our position as one of the UK’s leading chambers for criminal defence, civil liberties and human rights work, based on the Northern Circuit and practising nationally.

These achievements are testament to the exceptional support and service provided by the practice management team. Under the leadership of Sarah Wright the very high standard of administrative support provided by the Team to barristers, solicitors and direct access clients has been repeatedly recognised :

“The clerking service is very good and responsive.”  Chambers and Partners 2019

“The clerks are excellent, they are really helpful, always get back to you and are very accommodating of urgent matters.”  Chambers and Partners 2018

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