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Bramble Badenach-Nicolson

Bramble began pupillage at 5 Paper Buildings in October 2019. She is currently supervised by Michael Attenborough, having previously been supervised by Teresa Hay and Andrew Johnson.

Bramble graduated from Cambridge in 2017 with a first in French and Italian. She gained a distinction on the GDL and was awarded the Middle Temple Helena Normanton QC scholarship before starting the BPTC in 2018. During her legal studies, Bramble volunteered at the Lambeth Law Centre, the Free Representation Unit and the Citizens Advice Bureau; she attended Social Security tribunal appeals with clients and made written submissions on their behalf.

Bramble’s GDL dissertation focussed on the breadth of anti-terrorism legislation in the UK. She built on this research in her winning entry to the Kalisher Trust Essay Competition 2020, where she considered the principle of retrospectivity in light of the recently implemented Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019. 

During her first six, Bramble observed and assisted in cases across the range of Chambers’ practice areas, including murder and rape trials, disciplinary appeals and inquests. As a second six pupil, she regularly appears in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts prosecuting and defending in a variety of cases involving charges of sexual assault, burglary, drug offences and driving matters. She also acts for requested persons in extradition proceedings.

Bramble is committed to pro bono representation. She regularly works for Advocate and volunteers for the AvMA helpline and inquest panel. 


BA Modern and Medieval Languages (French and Italian), Class I, University of Cambridge

Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction, Oxford Brookes

Bar Professional Training Course, Outstanding, BPP Law School

Scholarships and Prizes

St Catharine’s College Cambridge, Henry Chaytor Scholar

Middle Temple Helena Normanton QC Scholarship

Middle Temple Harmsworth Award

Kalisher Essay Competition Winner 2020

Professional Appointments and Memberships

Attorney General Junior Junior Panel

Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association

Criminal Bar Association

Women in Criminal Law

CPS Grade 1

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers'