Nikki Coombe

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LLB Exeter
Year of call and Inn: 
1994; Gray's Inn
Professional Membership: 
Western Circuit; CBA
Practice Overview: 

Nikki Coombe has substantial experience and expertise, both prosecuting and defending, in the full range of criminal offences including rape, offences of violence including attempted murder and manslaughter, the importation and supply of drugs, firearms offences and matters of dishonesty. 

Nikki is a CPS Grade 3 prosecutor and on the specialist Rape Panel. She has particular expertise dealing with vulnerable adult and child witnesses. She has also been instructed by the CPS Complex Crime Unit to prosecute complicated and multi-handed cases.
Nikki studied law at Exeter University, was called in to the Bar in 1994. She has since practised criminal law in London and Oxford, before moving to the Western Circuit. 

References from Defence instructing solicitors:

"Nikki was one of the most diligent barristers I had the opportunity of working with...I received a great deal of positise feedback from clients....She was well suited to represent all clients, regardless of their age or sex or the nature of the offence because she recognised and addressed the individual needs of each client at a very early stage. I would not hesitate to instruct her on future cases and would highly recommend her to other instructing solicitors." 

"I have instructed Nikki as Defence Counsel for around 15 years. Nikki is known very much to fight for her client and has been well liked by all she has acted for. I have never received any criticism of her work. I would have no hesitation in instructing her in the future... She comes highly recommended." 
Crown Prosecution Service Reference: "Mrs. Coombe is a highly efficient and effective advocate who produces work of an excellent standard. She has been regularly instructed in cases of increasing complexity over a number of years. Recent cases include a multi-handed fraud, a s.18 stabbing, a brothel keeping case, armed robberies of small shops and associated firearms offences. Mrs. Coombe has dealt with all of these cases competently and to the full satisfaction of those instructing her."

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