James Nieto

Called 2012

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Areas of Expertise: 

Personal Injury, with a particular focus on Road Traffic Accidents

Air Travel

Housing/Landlord and Tenant




Criminal Defence

Public Law


James is a meticulous and committed barrister who has progressed quickly during his time at Nexus Chambers. James is known for his detailed and conscientious approach to all of his cases and for his dedication to his clients. As a result, James has quickly developed his common law practice, with particular focus on civil litigation, personal injury litigation, criminal defence and public law. James has appeared in a wide range of cases and has appeared in the Youth, Magistrates’, Crown, County and High Courts.

James is developing a Regulatory and Public Law practice and is able to advise and appear on appeals by way of case stated to the High Court. James is also able to assist with Judicial Review cases.

James has developed an advisory and paper-based practice alongside his busy court commitments and regularly drafts advices on liability and quantum in a wide range of civil and personal injury matters. Areas in which James has experience include:

  • Allergy Claims
  • Montreal Convention Claims
  • Air Delay and Cancellation Claims
  • Road Traffic Accident Claims (ranging from infant advices on quantum to complex personal injury arising from motorbike accidents)
  • Slip and Trip Claims
  • Occupier’s Liability Act Claims
  • Disrepair Claims
  • GDPR
  • False Imprisonment Claims

James is able to undertake drafting in all of his areas of expertise. James prides himself on providing all of his advices expeditiously, however he is happy to work to tighter time frames than 7 days as and when required. James also provides all of his advisory and drafting services for Public Access clients.

James also 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 generally.

James is public access qualified. James has successfully represented and advised clients across his areas of expertise.

Notable Instructions:

James is currently instructed on an appeal by way of case stated regarding continuing regulatory offences and the timing of laying of information at the Magistrates’ Court.

James is currently being lead by Michael Mansfield Q.C. in a team that comprises of Michael Mansfield Q.C., John Hendy Q.C., and Chris Milsom.

Reported Cases:

Pendlebury v DPP [2018] EWHC 3567 (Admin) – James provided advice on procedure and support with this appeal by way of case stated regarding a conviction for stalking with violence. James successfully represented the Appellant in the High Court before Lord Justice Irwin and Mr Justice Phillips. This case can now be found in the latest supplement of Blackstone’s Criminal Practice.

Recent Cases:

(2019) – Central Criminal Court- Instructed on a Public Access basis for the Defendant for sentence for Dangerous Driving which involved a police chase, driving on a pavement, running a red light whilst a vulnerable road user was on the crossing, and high speeds. Secured a suspended sentence and a 12-month ban.

(2018) – James provided advice to a large garage in respect of the GDPR and Consumer Rights Act. James drafted and advised on their privacy policy and their terms of business.

(2018) – James provided advice to a large business on the GDPR and on their terms of business. James drafted their privacy policy and their terms of business.

(2018) – Cambridge Crown Court- Represented on of two defendants charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine. James made a successful half time submission. Co-Defendant received 5 years’ custody.

(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 after a full trial for voyeurism.

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 is a season ticket holder at Saracens.

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