Nicholas Cotter

Nicholas Cotter

Call 1999


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Nicholas Cotter’s principal areas of practice are regulatory law, sports, fraud and serious crime:

  • Serious crime (murder, manslaughter, rape and sexual matters (including historic matters) drugs importation, organised crime)
  • White-collar crime (including insurance and accountancy frauds plus all forms of tax fraud (including MTIC / Contra VAT frauds), bribery money laundering and linked compliance advice, proceeds of crime applications and related asset recovery)
  • Regulatory work and sports law (Disciplinary hearings, Sports tribunals (including anti-doping, selection and on field discipline matters), trade descriptions and health and safety matters)

Notable Cases

Recent sports law matters

UKAD v X
Instructed Counsel for UK Anti-doping in a case that resulted in a the first UK life time ban for a member of the support team for an athlete and impacted on who could be included within the definition of support personnel.

UKAD v X
Advice and Defence representation at Appeal Tribunal for a boxer accused of a doping infraction

UKAD v X
Advice and Defence representation for a professional cyclist at in relation to failing to submit to drug testing procedure (on going).

UKAD v X
Advice in relation to a basketball player accused of sample tampering.

British Horse Racing Tribunal
Instructed on behalf of a jockey accused of a doping, and disrepute offence

Miscellaneous
Recently asked to advise an international company on sports regulation and future development

Recent financial crime / Asset Forfeiture & recovery / MTIC matters

R v X
Instructed Prosecution Counsel in care home fraud, Winchester

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in multi-million pound insurance fraud

R v X
Instructed Junior Counsel for the Defence in £180 million VAT ‘Missing trader’ fraud, Croydon

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in relation to an alleged £65,000 false accounting matter.

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in an internet Conspiracy to defraud, Isleworth

R v X
Advice on money laundering prosecution, Maidstone

R v X
Instructed prosecutor in company fraud matter, Norwich

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in significant hidden assets POCA matter, Woolwich

R v X
Instructed Counsel in multimillion pound POCA matter, Portsmouth

Recent instructions in other areas of crime and regulatory matters

Recent sexual matters (including historic sexual matters and child cruelty)

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in child cruelty case, Peterborough

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in child abuse matters, Woolwich

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in child sexual abuse matters, Norwich

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in historic rape matter from 1970s, East Anglia

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in historic sexual matters in 1960-70s, Old Bailey

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in rape of two children from 1980s,Salisbury

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in historic rape of siblings from 1970s, Swindon

R v X
Instructed Prosecution of male who conducted a campaign of rape in Basingstoke, Southampton

R v X
Instructed Prosecution of rape, sexual assault and grooming, Taunton

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in historic Rape matter, Canterbury

Recent Violence / Gang Crime

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in murder trial, Old Bailey

R v B
Instructed Junior Counsel for the Defence in a conspiracy to commit manslaughter and robbery case, Old Bailey

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in murder trial, Old Bailey

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in murder trial, Winchester

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in gang home invasion/torture trial, Croydon

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in organised gang led jewellery shop robbery, Chichester

R v X
Instructed counsel in the ‘gang’ grotto gun seizure in South London, Croydon

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in large scale violent disorder, Woolwich

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in ‘steamer’ gang robbery matters, Blackfriars

R v X
Instructed Counsel in drug importation case, Canterbury

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in a large conspiracy to kidnap matter, Peterborough

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in attempt murder/ s18, Woolwich

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in traveler attempt murder case, Cambridge

Recent Serious Arson

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in multi-million pound arson, Norfolk

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in a significant factory arson with intent to endanger life, Ipswich

R v X
Instructed Prosecution Counsel in a conspiracy to commit arson with intent case, Peterborough

Recent Serious Drug Cases

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in large commercial heroin and MDMA supply trial, Southwark

R v X
Instructed prosecution Counsel in significant chain of cannabis factory cases, Peterborough

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in large scale drugs conspiracy, Ipswich

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in commercial drugs conspiracy, Winchester

Recent Miscellaneous legal matters

R v X
Instructed Defence Counsel in road rage violence, Court of Appeal, reported

R v X
Highly reported case involving the Defence of a lorry driver accused of causing the death of an elderly lady at a crossing within the grounds of Luton airport (with linked HSE matter.)

R v X
Instructed Defence Advocate in bad character argument in historic sexual case from 1970s, Court of Appeal

WCC v X
Trading standards prosecution in relation to sales trading practices.

R v X
Firearms license appeals application and hearing

News

August 4 2014:

Nicholas Cotter successfully acts on behalf of UKAD ...read more


October 1 2012:

3PB is delighted to announce that Nicholas Cotter has joined Chambers. ...read more


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Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma in Law (Bristol) CPE
  • BA (Hons) History
  • Public Access Qualified

Professional Bodies

  • Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers
  • British Association for Sport and Law (BASL)
  • Grade 4 Prosecutor
  • Member of the South Eastern Circuit
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers' Association
  • Rape Panel
  • Serious Crime Panel
  • Serious Fraud Panel
  • The Criminal Bar Association
  • The Health and Safety Lawyers Association
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn