Rebecca Nieto


With more than 10 years of experience as a criminal defence barrister, Rebecca is a brilliant trial tactician with a tenacious style – who routinely represents people charged with the most serious and complex criminal offences.

Her case preparation and client care have led to a loyal following among solicitors – and a very busy practice.

Background and expertise

Rebecca has a particular expertise in sex cases, and is often sought after as defence counsel in cases involving children and sensitive issues.

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Solicitors commend her ability to build excellent working relationships with clients and deal with challenging situations. Clients say they can talk to her easily – and respect her no-nonsense approach.

A very persuasive courtroom advocate, Rebecca believes that success in the courtroom is built on meticulous preparation. Clients can expect her to explore every possible avenue and to represent them fearlessly and skilfully before the jury.

Notable cases

R v Stables (Ongoing)

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R v S, 2016
Central Criminal Court Largest cannabis operation ever in the UK - £60 million worth of cannabis produced
R v H, 2017
Trial for serious violence, assault and firearms charges, at Maidstone Crown Court. First on indictment.

Read more Notable cases

R v Plange, 2016
Historic sex case at Snaresbrook Crown Court, involving child abuse of stepchildren, over two decades and three different households.
R v H

Trial of a father alleged to have raped his daughter and sexually assaulted seven of her friends. Heard at Southampton Crown Court.

Other Activities and Interests

  • Rebecca is an avid fan of animals. She enjoys walking her dog, a Weimaraner, and attending to every need of her cat, Coco
  • She is a keen cook and loves going out to eat unusual cuisines
  • She is also interested in languages and is fluent in Spanish
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PROFILE: Rebecca Nieto

"A very persuasive court room advocate. She believes that success in the court room is built on meticulous preparation beforehand. Clients can expect her to explore every possible avenue and to represent them fearlessly and skilfully before the jury."

Year called



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Confiscation / POCA

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Fraud, Bribery & Corruption

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Prison Law

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Road traffic

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Sexual offences

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Inquests / public inquiries

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Regulatory / Disciplinary

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Financial and Corporate law

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Civil Fraud

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Corporate Offences


020 7489 2727


2:1 Modern European Studies, University of Durham


Criminal Bar Association, Lincoln’s Inn

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