Nutan joined chambers as a third six pupil. She has conducted cases in the Crown Court involving violence, controlled drugs, firearms, sexual offences and offences of dishonesty. She has prosecuted and defended in Crown Court trials and also taken conduct of a full range of hearings in the Magistrates' and Youth Court.
Nutan's training and varied experience has enabled her to become a robust and thorough advocate who is able to build a rapport with a variety of people. She aims to utilise her versatility to build a prosecution and defence criminal practice alongside other areas that Chambers specialises in such as professional discipline.
Background and expertise
Prior to pupillage, Nutan was a Legal Assistant in the Regulatory department at Kingsley Napley Solicitors investigating fitness to practise matters for the Health and Care Professions Council. Nutan was also a Civil Litigation Paralegal at Hickman and Rose Solicitors where she assisted in actions against the police, judicial reviews and inquests (acting for the bereaved families), namely that of Darren Neville who died a few months after being restrained by the police as well as the In Amenas Inquest which investigated the deaths that occurred during the terrorist attack on a BP gas plant in Algeria.
Prosecuted one count of possession of a bladed article at trial and secured the conviction. Woolwich Crown Court.
Represented a Defendant who pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and was facing a minimum custodial sentence of 5 years. Successfully argued that there were exceptional reasons for not imposing the minimum term and also that the Defendant was suitable for a suspended sentence order. Lewes Crown Court.
Represented the Defendant at trial for a count of possession of articles for use in a fraud. Following conviction, successfully argued for a suspended sentence order. Croydon Crown Court.
Conducted an effective cross-examination of a police officer following which the Crown reconsidered their position and offered no evidence. Romford Magistrates' Court
Successful written submissions made to the Crown under s76 PACE 1984 to exclude the 'confession' the Defendant made in his police interview regarding assaulting his ex-partner. Subsequently secured an acquittal at trial. Stratford Magistrates' Court
Secured an acquittal for a Defendant charged with assaulting a 2 year old child. Hendon Magistrates' Court
Represented a Defendant who had pleaded guilty to committing actual bodily harm within a domestic context, dangerous driving, possession of Class A and B drugs, drink driving and a breach of a suspended sentence order (SSO). Successfully argued that it was unjust to activate the SSO and that it was appropriate to impose standalone suspended sentence orders for the remaining matters. Basildon Crown Court
Secured an acquittal in the youth court for a 17 year old charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm. Romford Youth Court
Secured an acquittal for a dwelling burglary charge. Whilst the defendant accepted entering the premises and taking items, it was successfully argued that the legal elements of the offence had in fact not been made out. Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court
PROFILE: Nutan Fatania
Inquests / public inquiries
Regulatory / Disciplinary
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Kaplan Law School, BPTC, 2013
King's College London, Law LLB (Hons), 2011
Criminal Bar Association
Young Legal Aid Lawyers Association
CPS Panel (Grade 1)