Nikita McNeill

Nikita McNeill

"Nikita’s strengths are her soaring intellect, her capacity to turn papers around at such a fast pace, and her attention to client care – a winning combination!"

Legal 500 UK 2023
Year of call: 2010
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Nikita is a skilled and confident advocate who is known for meticulous attention to detail and is particularly adept at managing cases involving complex expert evidence.

Nikita enjoys a diverse and challenging practice that encompasses crime, inquests and public inquiries, professional discipline and licensing law. She is a member of the Attorney General’s Civil Panel C and undertakes public law cases, with a particular focus on judicial review and coronial law.

Nikita is consistently ranked as a leading individual in the Inquests and Public Inquiries section of both Chambers UK and Legal 500. She is a sought after junior for large and high profile inquests and public inquiries having appeared in the Hillsborough Inquests, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

In addition, Nikita has a significant amount of experience before both healthcare and financial services regulators. Her considerable experience of the wider regulation of the Health Care sector allows her to provide a full service approach to criminal allegations, inquests and disciplinary proceedings.

Nikita accepts Direct Access instructions.

What others say:

“Nikita is a joy to work with: first-rate expertise in this area, responses are quick and succinct, with advice which cuts to the core of the issues.” and “She is on the ball and up to speed; she provides excellent work.”- Chambers UK 2024 (Inquests & Public Inquiries)

“Nikita has a formidable intellect. She demonstrates a forensic command of the issues and has a real gift for making the most complex points accessible.” – Legal 500 UK 2024

“Nikita is a phenomenal barrister who is the most organised person I have ever met. She is so efficient and has a really good strategic instinct.” – Chambers UK 2023

“She is an exceptionally good advocate. She has encyclopedic knowledge of inquests law and inquiries, with really good judgement.” – Chambers UK 2022

“Nikita is a go-to junior – anyone involved in a public inquiry or large inquest would do well to have her on their side.” “Nikita is a really good advocate, who also offers exceptional client care and excellent judgement.” – Legal 500 UK 2022 & Chambers UK 2021

“One of our go-to juniors for inquest and inquiries work. She is supremely hard-working, unflappable and cuts straight to the heart of the matter. Her advocacy is powerful yet measured.” – Chambers UK 2021

“She is so organised and so on top of everything.” – Chambers UK 2021

“An exceptional advocate, who is clear and fair but does not give up. She is effective, knows everything about public inquiries and gives sensible views.” – Legal 500 2021

“She has an excellent knowledge of the law.” – Legal 500 2020

“Her confidence and the high standard of her work belies her call. She is one to watch.” and “Her advocacy was succinct and well delivered. She reduced complex points so they could be simply understood by the coroner and the family, and delivered them sensitively but authoritatively.” – Chambers UK 2020

“She has an excellent ability to marshal the evidence and the team, and a very strategic sense of how things should progress.” – Chambers UK 2020

“She’s phenomenally hard-working, organised, and a very effective advocate.” – Chambers UK 2019

“She’s incredibly efficient and is a skilled cross-examiner.” – Chambers UK 2019

“Her written work is first class and she is very good at handling clients and providing proactive advice that helps clients see their way through problems.” – Chambers UK 2018

“She is thorough and meticulous. She really gets to grips with the expert evidence” – Chambers UK 2018

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