Nicholas Hilliard QC

Primary Court: Central Criminal Court

Areas of Practice:   Crime

Year of Call: 1981

Year of Silk: 2008

Year of Judicial Appointment: 2012 

Nicholas Hilliard QC's practice at the Bar consisted predominantly of criminal cases and inquests. As the previous Chair of the Criminal Bar Association and the Leader of the South Eastern Circuit, Hilliard QC was involved in providing general advice to the whole membership about judicial and QC appointments, and also helped practitioners with individual applications. As a Resident Judge, Hilliard QC continued to provide advice and assistance, when asked to do so. 

Hilliard QC was instrumental in the pilot of the Bar Mentoring Service's Silk and Judicial Appointments Scheme in 2015, and successfully assisted his mentee in securing a judicial appointment.