Nicholas Syfret QC


Called 1979 | Silk 2008




Nick graduated in 1976 and, after two years working for DRUM Magazine in South Africa, was called to the Bar in 1979. He undertook his pupillage at 6 King’s Bench Walk (subsequently 1 Serjeants Inn), and practised from those chambers until 1993 when he moved to 13KBW. He joined Cornwall Street Barristers in 2014.


Nick has more than 30 years’ experience of all aspects of criminal litigation. His professional practice has covered extensive criminal experience, both prosecuting and defending in a variety of criminal cases, including fraud, drugs, sexual offences, child abuse, murder and manslaughter.

He accepts public access instructions in appropriate cases.

Notable Cases

R v Singh – Representing the defendant at sentencing in a high profile manslaughter case. The defendant killed his brother-in-law by stabbing him after suffering delusions of paranoid schizophrenia where he believed the deceased was having an affair with his wife. Successful following expert mitigation in obtaining a 5 year prison sentence on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Reported in the national press in the Daily Mail, BBC News and Birmingham Mail.