Naomi Gilchrist

Call: 1996


Naomi is recognised as a ‘Leader at the Bar’ by Chambers UK 2014 and Legal 500 2014. Comments include:

“A former solicitor whose heavyweight crime practice is highlighted by solicitors due to her exemplary client care skills. She defends and prosecutes in cases ranging from white-collar crime to regulatory offences.” [Chambers & Partners 2015]

“She is extremely client focused and an extremely good advocate”; “She provides a top service to solicitors” [Chambers UK 2014] 

“She has a head for tactics, and is a good all-rounder”; and “(she is) someone going very far indeed, almost certainly to silk and then to the Bench” [Chambers UK 2013] 

“(She is) meticulous in her preparation” and “(she) has exceptionally good judgment, persuasive arguments and impressive cross examination skills” [Legal 500 2014] 

Naomi began her professional career as a solicitor at what is now a national and international law firm where she practiced in regulatory work, licensing/gaming and white collar crime. She transferred to the Bar in 1996 and has been a specialist advocate in those fields ever since. Her background as a solicitor gives her a rare understanding from the perspective of the professional client and is just one of her unique selling points. She places great importance on understanding the inner workings of law firms and the pressures faced therein and more recently took a secondment within the regulatory department of a tier 1 law firm.

Naomi’s experience is considerable and wide-ranging. She regularly deals with high profile complex matters. Her approach is user friendly yet professional and meticulous. She has a razor-sharp legal mind and is an extremely persuasive advocate. Her flexible manner makes her equally effective in front of the varied types of tribunal encountered in these fields, from the Magistrates Court to the Administrative Court and before disciplinary panels.

She is regularly instructed to defend in privately funded cases in all courts across the country and has a reputation for being commercially minded and cost sensitive. She encourages the use of fixed / capped fees where appropriate providing certainty of costs for clients.

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