Michelle Nelson

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Michelle Nelson is a barrister at 18 Red Lion Chambers and was appointed Senior Treasury Counsel at the Old Bailey in March 2009, the first ever Black woman to be so appointed. The Treasury Counsel team, based at the Central Criminal Court, is appointed by the Attorney General to prosecute some of the most serious and difficult cases in the country at the Old Bailey. 

Before her appointment, Michelle defended in cases from theft to child cruelty and prosecuted in trials concerning violence, drug supply and importation. She has long been on the Attorney General's List and has been instructed to prosecute in large frauds and large-scale money laundering cases. She has also prosecuted for the Serious Fraud Office, including acting in relation to a Microsoft copyright fraud. Michelle also spent three months in Jamaica defending in capital murder cases in 2004. She was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1994. She was a member of the Bar Council's Professional Conduct and Complaints Committee between 2002 and 2008 and is a member of the Board of the Prison Reform Trust. Michelle is also a board member of Scene & Heard, a children's mentoring programme that partners inner city children with volunteer theatre professionals.

See Also: 
The Legal History and the Legal Eves sections.