Nutan Fatania

Pupil

Introduction

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.

Notable Cases

R v E, 2019

Prosecuted one count of possession of a bladed article at trial and secured the conviction. Woolwich Crown Court.

R v P, 2019

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.

R v B, 2019

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.

R v B, 2019

Conducted an effective cross-examination of a police officer following which the Crown reconsidered their position and offered no evidence. Romford Magistrates' Court

R v S, 2019

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

R v R, 2019

Secured an acquittal for a Defendant charged with assaulting a 2 year old child. Hendon Magistrates' Court

R v E, 2018

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

R v M, 2018

Secured an acquittal in the youth court for a 17 year old charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm. Romford Youth Court

R v S, 2018

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

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PROFILE: Nutan Fatania

Year called

2013

Specialisms

Crime

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Crime

Disciplinary

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Inquests / public inquiries

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Regulatory / Disciplinary

Road Traffic

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Road traffic

Contact

020 7489 2727

Education

Kaplan Law School, BPTC, 2013

King's College London, Law LLB (Hons), 2011

Memberships

Lincoln's Inn

Criminal Bar Association

Young Legal Aid Lawyers Association

Appointments

CPS Panel (Grade 1)

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