About me:

I have been practicing since 1997 and joined Thomson Webb & Corfield in 2000. I became a partner in 2002. I specialise in Children’s Law and Criminal Law. I am accredited by the Law Society and the Legal Aid Agency as a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel and Criminal Litigation Scheme as a Court Duty Solicitor. I qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in 2002. This means I can undertake the same role as a barrister in criminal matters. I previously Chaired the Cambridgeshire & District Law Society Sub-Committee for Access to Justice. I am currently appointed as a Vice Chair of Governors for a large infant and junior schools Academy.

What can I do for you?

I am a solicitor with 20 years’ legal experience. I have been involved in a number of high-profile cases, including the Ward case which resulted in a landmark legal ruling. (You can read more about this case here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8928000/8928337.stm)

This has led to my involvement in other complex cases. I have provided consultant services to BBC1’s Panorama, as well as providing an expert voice for local and national radio.

I have represented a number of high-profile individuals in Cambridge, including clients in the academic, sporting, entertainment and scientific sectors.

I am accredited by the Children’s Law Panel and was named Children’s Law Solicitor of the Year at the AI International Legal Awards 2013.

Why come to us?

There are a lot of people out there from all walks of life who need legal help, from business clients to individuals. I have enormous depth of experience and expertise in Children’s Law and Criminal Law, in the Magistrates, Family and Crown Courts.

Here at Thomson Webb & Corfield, you will always see a qualified solicitor and although we have different skills sets, you can be sure that whoever picks up your case will have the expertise and the acumen to get the best possible result for you.

In 2013 I was one of 30 legal practitioners invited to the House of Commons by the Secretary of State for Justice to discuss changes to Legal Aid. In 2014 I was one of a small number of leading practitioners to be invited to dinner with the Law Society President and Lord Justice Leveson to canvas views and consult upon the criminal justice system.

In the fast-moving area of children law, I work hard to ensure I keep up with changes to the law. I have a high referral rate from other legal practitioners in the city and the area who refer and entrust their clients to me.

What clients say:

“Nick Barnes is professional yet understanding.  Good advice and support at a stressful time.  Excellent!”

Contact me:

If you would like to get in touch with me you can email me on nbarnes@twclaw.co.uk or you can email my assistants Gemma Richardson on GRichardson@twclaw.co.uk and Clare Wisbey on cwisbey@twclaw.co.uk


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