Year of call 2019

Nicola Patten

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Nicola is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and was called to the Bar in March 2019. She studied Law at the University of Nottingham before completing the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at Nottingham Law School.

During her studies, Nicola took part in various mooting and advocacy exercises, and was a finalist in a plea in mitigation competition. Whilst completing the BPTC, she was awarded a Kalisher Trust internship to be undertaken at the Criminal Cases Review Commission, the independent body responsible for investigating potential miscarriages of justice.

Outside of work, Nicola enjoys Latin and Ballroom dancing, having previously competed at Blackpool Tower Ballroom. She also enjoys reading and watching both league and non-league football.

Nicola completed a criminal law pupillage under the supervision of Jonathon Dee.

R v Nigel Victor Duncan, [2012, EWCA, Crim 2590]
Successful appeal against sentence on an issue of parity of sentence between co-defendants. 

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