Giles Nelson

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BSc (Bristol) dip. Law
Year of call and Inn: 
1995; Inner Temple
Professional Membership: 
Western Circuit, South Eastern Circuit
Practice Overview: 

Formerly at 5 Kings Bench Walk and St. John’s Chambers, Bristol; Giles Nelson joined Albion Chambers in October 2007. He is a specialist in criminal law and undertakes a full range of defence work and is a CPS panel advocate level 4 prosecutor.


"He has astonishing advocacy skills and a very profound emotional connection with his clients."
Chambers and Partners 2022

Chambers and Partners 2018

"Has a diverse criminal defence offering that is supplemented by his work as a CPS Level 3 prosecutor. He is regularly instructed on matters spanning the breadth of criminal law including drugs offences, sexual violence and health and safety cases with a criminal element."
Chambers and Partners 2017

Undertakes a wide range of criminal cases, from serious drugs offences to allegations of sexual violence. He also defends health and safety cases.
Recent work: “He is a strong cross-examiner.” “He is very good with clients, juries love him and he is very well respected by judges. He is also very user-friendly from a solicitor’s point of view.”
Chambers and Partners 2016

“Handles a range of criminal cases for both prosecution and defence. His practice is notable for its breadth, covering areas ranging from serious violent and sexual crimes to drugs conspiracies.”
Chambers and Partners 2015

“smooth and effective advocacy style
Chambers and Partners 2014

“noted for his prosecution and defence work”
Chambers and Partners 2013

“busy and able barrister who can be relied upon to do a good job”
Chambers and Partners 2012

“an experienced advocate who both prosecutes and defends.”
Chambers and Partners 2011

“He is proof positive that talent plus charm equals success.”
Chambers and Partners 2010

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