Nicholas Purnell QC is Head of Cloth Fair Chambers. With an impressive career at the Bar spanning over four decades, Nicholas has covered every area of criminal and criminal-related law. His immense experience enables him to bring a commanding level of expertise and great gravitas to each new case that he conducts.
Nicholas practices predominantly in commercial and business crime and in regulatory and professional disciplinary matters. Typically instructed at the early stages of investigations pre-charge, he advises clients in cases under examination by global regulatory and prosecuting authorities including the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Conduct Authority, the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The development of collaborative investigations across jurisdictions has brought about the need for teams to be in place to provide joint advice on the impact of managing the response to investigations on a global basis. Nicholas has specialist experience in the development of the appropriate strategy to enable businesses to develop and cope with the resource demands imposed by such investigations.