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UK Bar Guide
Individual Profile

Nigel Lambert QC

Carmelite Chambers - London

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  • 9 Carmelite Street
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 0DR

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Practice Areas

Specialist defence practice in all criminal courts and Courts Martial in all areas of serious and complex crime including commercial fraud, money laundering, homicide, terrorism, extreme violence, people trafficking, serious sexual offences and large scale drug cases. Has had a considerable number of money laundering, murder and other cases stayed as an abuse of the process. Has particular expertise representing both young and/or vulnerable offenders and in cases where there are young Prosecution witnesses. R v Wragg £20m Revenue and Customs carousel fraud, R v Simpson successful abuse argument in carousel fraud R v Lombardi year-long trial of international banking fraud, R v Chipping off-shore accounts Income Tax fraud R v Agidi successful abuse argument in money laundering case following fraud and corruption at highest political level in Nigeria. Operation Vaulter - MTIC fraud involving contra trading and off-shore operations in Dubai. R v Xin Li successfully defended in money laundering case connected to the largest ever seizure of counterfeit DVDs in Western Europe. R v Butt street gang murders of two brothers stayed as an abuse following witness collusion. R v Calero-Guevera successfully defended a blind man charged with murder by multiple stabbings. R v Fathers successfully defended an educationally sub normal woman charged with torture and murder by drowning R v T successfully defended a young offender with Aspergers Syndrome charged with raping two young females . R v F successfully defended a13 year old boy charged with rape of step-sister. R v R 16 year old assassin in drive by gang land shooting R v Lewingtons Successful abuse argument in historic sexual abuse case. R v M rape of stepdaughter between ages of 8-12. R v Fitzpatrick conspiracy to blackmail re Huntingdon Life Sciences and international drug companies. R v Rothery - conspiracy to supply 1.5 tons of cocaine.. R v Shah and Others - successfully defended in a conspiracy to cheat and importation of large number of commercial drugs imprtations. Duty loss approx £6m. R v Hadfield and Others Successfully defended in high profile and maximum security trial concerning Manchester rival family feuds culminating in gunshot and hand grenade murders. [Co-defendant Dale Cregan who shot dead two female police officers]. R v Krezolek. Man accused of the murder of his four year old step-son - Daniel Pelka.. Allegations of chronic starvation, imprisonment and long term violence. R v Gacek and Others, mother acquitted of causing or allowing the death of her seven week old baby. R v K - mother accused of murdering her 8 month old baby. R v Hamlett [2016] - successfully defended terrorism allegation of plot to kill military/police in central London. R v Hawgood [2016] murder acquittal R v H [2016] terrorism funding arrangement. R v M [2016] Murder in course of robbery. R v B [2016] conspiracy to defraud persons carrying out statutory duties of the Home Office. R v B (2017) Revenge kidnap and manslaughter. R v A 2017 £5m Fraud involving funds intended to be used for training apprentices.

Professional Memberships

South Eastern Circuit, Criminal Bar Association. Fraud Lawyers Association


Call 1974 Gray's Inn, Recorder 1996, Queen's Counsel 1999, Bencher 2004, Head of Chambers 2009 -2014.


Member of the Garrick Club and MCC.