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Nikki Walsh

Senior Lecturer

The City Law School, Professional Programmes

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GIP207, The City Law School

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Nikki is a Senior Lecturer 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. She is joint founder of "Advocacy With Impact", a pro bono training initiative for human rights lawyers in South Africa.

Nikki has expertise in both UK and international legal settings. Domestically, she defended at the nationally- regarded London firm, Taylor Nichol, where she ran a caseload including drugs supply, rape, and conspiracy to murder, and specialised in trials involving juveniles. At an international level, she was appointed 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 in the Hague, and the trial phase of Prosecutor v Sesay, Kallon & Gbao at the Special Court in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Nikki has experience in a variety of jurisdictions, which ranges from advising a child rights NGO in Cambodia, delivering training for UNDP Somalia, to consulting for death row defence lawyers in Texas..

-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)

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