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James Nieto Called 2012

James Nieto

Called 2012

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Areas of Expertise: 

Personal Injury, with a particular focus on Road Traffic Accidents

Housing/Landlord and Tenant



Criminal Defence

Current Commitments:

James is instructed to appear before the High Court in an appeal by way of case stated in relation to a charge of stalking with fear of violence


James is developing a busy common law practice and has been instructed to appear in the Youth Court, Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court and High Court.

Prior to joining Chambers, James worked at a leading insurer dealing with bodily injury claims arising from road traffic accidents. As a result, he is very well equipped to deal with any matters arising from the portal, low velocity impact cases and road traffic matters. James also spent over two years working as a county court advocate where he appeared in hundreds of county court hearings including mortgage possession, return of goods, charging order, bankruptcy, infant settlements, MOJ Stage 3, and small claims trials.

James has appeared in Small Claims Trials and Fast Track Trials acting on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants in road traffic cases. James also has a large amount of experience dealing with road traffic matters pertaining to minors. James also has experience in advising on quantum in relation to road traffic matters, including infants, and aims to continue providing his advice within 7 days. James is happy to work to tighter deadlines where requested. In addition he is able to undertake general drafting in all of his civil cases.

James has also advised on disrepair claims, including drafting advice on quantum and has acted on behalf of Claimants seeking redress for disrepair. James has also acted for landlords seeking possession of their properties and is therefore able to draw on this experience to advise and represent defendants. James has some experience of Environmental Protection Act prosecutions. James also has experience in advising on quantum in respect of false imprisonment.

James has experience advising on GDPR and contracts and is able to draft Privacy Notices. James is able to advise on GDPR compliance and draft contracts.

James also has experience in dealing with less common civil applications in the criminal courts, including when he acted for Respondents in Sexual Risk Order Applications, successfully resisting those applications on both occasions.

James is direct access qualified.

Recent Cases:

(2018) – Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court – Represented the Respondent in an application for a Sexual Risk Order. The case involved a vulnerable Respondent who was granted an intermediary. Successfully resisted the application.

(2018) – St Alban’s Magistrates’ Court – Represented one of the four Respondents in an application for a Sexual Risk Order. The application was successfully resisted.

(2018) – Snaresbrook Crown Court – Secured a community order for the Defendant who was sentenced for two counts of non domestic burglary.

(2017) – Croydon Crown Court – Secured acquittal in a trial for voyeurism.

(2017) – Stevenage Magistrates’ Court – Instructed on behalf of a vulnerable Defendant. Granted an intermediary following a successful application.

(2017) – Medway Magistrates’ Court- Instructed on behalf of the Defendant in a two day Magistrates’ Court trial for common assault. Secured acquittal. The Chief Magistrate of Kent praised James for his conduct of the trial. (2017) – Romford Magistrates’ Court- Secured acquittal in a trial for exposure.

(2017) – St Albans Crown Court- Secured a suspended sentence in an exceptional case where the Defendant was sentenced for PWITS Class A and B.

(2017) – Bromley Magistrates Court – Secured acquittal in a trial for exposure.

The University of Law, Bloomsbury: BPTC, Very Competent
The University of Law, Bloomsbury: GDL, Commendation
University College London: MA
University College London: BA (Hons)




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In his spare time James enjoys watching rugby and NFL. He regularly attends matches and can often be found at the Allianz watching Saracens.