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Nikki Walsh

Senior Lecturer

The City Law School, Professional Programmes

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Nikki is a Senior Lecturer on the Bar (Professional Training) Course, and a solicitor of England and Wales. She is Director of City Law School’s Pakistan and Texas Death Row projects.

On the Bar Course, Nikki lectures student barristers in Criminal Advocacy, Evidence and Criminal Litigation in their vocational training year before pupillage. She is the Deputy Leader of the Criminal Advocacy Module.

Nikki has expertise in both UK and international legal settings. Domestically, she practised criminal defence at the nationally- regarded London firm, Taylor Nichol, and acted as duty solicitor at courts and police stations across London. She specialised in trials involving juveniles, and ran a serious crime caseload ranging from drugs supply to conspiracy to murder.

At an international level, Nikki was part of defence teams at two war crimes tribunals, the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague, and Special Court Sierra Leone (SCSL) in Freetown. She was a defence legal assistant in the pre-trial and trial phases for OTP v Limaj, Musliu & Bala at UN’s International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and the trial phase of Prosecutor v Sesay, Kallon & Gbao at SCSL.

Nikki is experienced in a range of jurisdictions . She has consulted for a child rights NGO in Cambodia, conducted trial monitoring for the Bar Human Rights Committee in Turkey, and delivered training on behalf of UNDP Somalia at the University of Hargeisa in Somaliland. She worked alongside lawyers representing the families of deceased miners at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into South Africa's Marikana massacre, and has most recently travelled to the USA and Pakistan to assist death row defence lawyers.

Nikki founded and now directs two projects enabling City Law School students to support lawyers representing prisoners facing execution in Pakistan and in the USA. The projects received City University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for International Collaboration of the Year in 2016.

- Criminal Justice & Immigration Act 2008: A Guide to the New Law, A. Burns & N. Walsh (The Law Society, 2008)
- The City Law School Manuals: Criminal Litigation & Sentencing; and Remedies (contributing author) (OUP, 2016)

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