Nick Lane is a specialist criminal advocate who defends and prosecutes in broadly equal measure. His practice includes the full range of criminal offences, including defending serving members of the armed forces at Court Martial. Approachable and client focused, Nick has extensive experience of the disclosure regime in criminal cases, in particular of highly sensitive material, including the authorisation and supervision of covert intelligence sources.
Nick is a Level 3 Prosecutor and has also prosecuted on behalf of a number of other agencies, including National Probation Service, UK Borders Agency and the Department for Work and Pensions.
Instructed on behalf of Defendant who fell foul of the provisions of s110 of the Power of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 – minimum sentence of 7 years imprisonment for third strike possession of Class A drug with intent to supply.
Defence junior for one of leaders of a conspiracy to bring large quantities of Class A drugs from Merseyside to North Tyneside. Also represented for sentence one of the street dealers in the case, subsequently appearing in the Court of Appeal (see above).
Instructed as junior for the prosecution in a multi-million pound mortgage fraud centred on the dishonest actions of a mortgage broker targeting the “sub-prime” mortgage market.
Instructed as junior Counsel in the successful prosecution of a serving Detective Constable for gross misconduct. This case attracted considerable local and some national media attention.
Instructed to represent one of the alleged organisers of a violent disorder in the course of which my lay client had suffered life-threatening injuries.
Instructed to defend in a ‘crash for cash’ motor insurance fraud with in excess of 10,000 pages of prosecution evidence.