Nikki is a Senior Lecturer in Law on the Bar (Professional Training) Course at City Law School and is a solicitor of England and Wales. She lectures student barristers in criminal evidence, criminal litigation, and is the deputy leader of the criminal advocacy module.
Prior to joining City, Nikki practised criminal law in both UK and international legal settings. Domestically, she defended at the nationally- regarded London firm, Taylor Nichol, with a caseload including drugs supply, rape, and conspiracy to murder, and specialised in trials involving juveniles. At an international level, she acted as defence legal assistant at war crimes trials at International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia in the Hague and the Special Court in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Nikki has substantial experience of partnerships with third sector and educational stakeholders in a range of jurisdictions, including advising a child rights NGO in Cambodia, delivering training for UNDP at University of Hargeisa in Somaliland, and consulting for death row defence lawyers in Texas. She established an access to justice training programme to legally empower prisoners in Malawi, and jointly founded an award-winning pro bono collaboration between City and the South African legal profession to train the next generation of human rights lawyers:
-Vice-Chancellor's Award for International Collaboration of the Year 2016
- President's Award for International Collaboration of the Year 2017
- 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)