Nneka Akudolu

Nneka Akudolu

"Nneka has superb attention to detail and great client care skills."

Legal 500 UK 2022
Year of call: 2002
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Criminal Defence

Nneka is a sought-after defence advocate who has the complete confidence and trust of those she represents. She has particular experience in homicide cases and serious sexual offences.

Murder:

R v D

Nneka represented D as junior alone for a single count of murder. The allegations arose from an argument over 3 rocks of crack cocaine where the victim was fatally kicked in the head leading to a subarachnoid haemorrhage. This case involved meticulous cross examination of the pathologist on the issue of causation.

R v S

Junior counsel representing the only youth in a three-handed ‘honey-trap’ murder case. The first, (and only female) defendant had lured the victim to a secluded area where he was then ‘set upon’ by the two male defendants with metal bars causing fatal injuries. Significant legal arguments took place on the admissibility of comments made by the victim prior to his death.

R v M

Junior counsel Led by Brian O’Neill QC, representing M for an allegation of murder. M was one of three defendants accused of kicking a fellow homeless man to death. The case involved a significant cut throat defence with both co defendants.

R v B

Junior counsel, led by Alison Levitt QC. B faced allegations of murder and attempted arson. This involved allegations that he broke into the deceased’s home in order to steal his coin collection; once there, he stabbed him 14 times and then attempted to set fire to the flat. This was a high profile case that attracted considerable media attention.

Rape:

R v N

N was charged with 18 counts of historic rapes and sexual assaults against 3 of his immediate family members spanning 15 years. Nneka acted as leading junior. The case involved complicated s41 arguments aswell as video recorded evidence of some of the alleged offences taking place.

R v W

Leading junior counsel, W, a former choirmaster was charged with 20 historic sexual allegations against 4 former choir boys dating back to the 1980’s and 1990’s. The case attracted significant media attention which led to the emergence of several new complainants.

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