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Bramble Badenach-Nicolson

Bramble joined chambers in March 2021 following the successful completion of her pupillage.

During pupillage, Bramble developed a broad criminal practice. She prosecutes and defends in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts in a variety of cases involving offensive weapons, burglary, drug offences, sexual offences and driving matters. She also acts for requested persons in extradition proceedings.

She is regularly instructed in healthcare disciplinary proceedings and public inquiries. Bramble is currently working on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care in the Infected Blood Inquiry and has previously been involved in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Bramble is committed to pro bono representation. She often takes on cases at Advocate and volunteers for the AvMA helpline and inquest panel.

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 graduated from Cambridge in 2017 with a first in French and Italian. She continues to enjoy academic writing and won the Kalisher Essay Competition in 2020, where she considered the principle of retrospectivity in light of the recently implemented Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019.


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'