Nneka Akudolu

Nneka is a highly respected jury advocate whose practice encompasses all areas of serious crime.  She has particular experience working with vulnerable defendants and witnesses and those charged with historic allegations of a sexual nature.

Nneka is a Grade 4 prosecutor and is on the approved list to prosecute Rape and Serious Sexual Offences.  She also receives instructions from the CPS Complex Case Unit, often involving the prosecution of police officers for a wide range of offences.
 
Nneka is a personable and approachable advocate whose ability to understand the facts of a case quickly and effectively enable her to grasp the issues with ease.  Her practice continues to grow at a pace - in the last year she has appeared as junior alone for the defence in a case of murder and has appeared as leading counsel in a case involving multiple counts of rape and serious sexual assaults against multiple complainants.

Away from the Crown Court, Nneka has a keen interest in Military Law and has enjoyed a wealth of experience representing members of the armed forces and their dependents in Court Martial proceedings here and overseas.  Her military work covers a wide range of offences including serious violence and rape.

Nneka has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending regulatory offences such as breaches of Health & Safety and Trading Standards Legislation.  She also receives instructions to defend police officers accused of breaching standards of professional behaviour and facing misconduct proceedings.

Nneka is qualified to receive instructions on a direct access basis.

Notable Recent Cases

R v N - 2018
Leading junior for the defence.  Father charged with multiple historic rapes of his wife and biological daughters over a considerable number of years.
 
R v M - 2018
Led junior for the defence, (led by Brian O’Neill QC).  Multi-handed murder of a homeless man involving ‘sadistic conduct’.

Professional Standards v G -2018
Junior alone instructed to defend a police officer with 15 years’ service for improper use of police databases.
 
R v D - 2018
Junior alone for the defence.  Defendant accused of a high profile murder following an altercation involving class A drugs.  
 
R v W - 2018
Junior alone for the prosecution.  Instructed to prosecute a senior police officer for misconduct in public office.

R v P & Others  - 2017
Leading junior for the prosecution.  Complex 5-handed, conspiracy to supply class A drugs in London and the South East.
 
R v R - 2017
Junior alone for the prosecution.  Defendant accused of raping a woman in her 60s after purporting to be premiership footballer Loic Remy in a case which received significant media attention.

R v M - 2017
Junior alone for the defence.  Acting for a member of 2 Para (at the Sennelager Court Martial Centre) accused of the ‘gang rape’ of a German civilian.
 
R v T - 2017
Junior alone for the defence.  Defendant was a 14 year old boy with learning difficulties charged with the rape of his 8 year old cousin and 5 year old sister.

R v S 2017
Led Junior defending a 17 year old boy in a multi handed ‘honey trap’ murder. (Led by Tyrone Smith QC).

Professional Standards v H 2017
Junior alone defending a police officer who had sent sexually explicit messages and images to female colleagues and touched a civilian member of staff inappropriately.

Greenwich GLC v L - 2016
Leading junior for the defence.  Representing a building company charged with breaches of health and safety regulations in respect of the removal of asbestos containing materials.

Lambeth BC v J & Others - 2016
Junior alone instructed to prosecute four shop owners for Trading Standards offences following thousands of items being seized from their premises.
 
R v L -2016
Junior alone instructed to defend a member of the Queens Dragoon Guards for an offence of inciting racial hatred (Catterick Court Martial Centre)

R v A - 2016
Junior alone for the prosecution. Defendant was a Pastor accused of serious assaults on numerous children in her congregation.

Upcoming Cases in 2019

R v W
Leading Junior instructed to defend a former choirmaster facing a 20 count indictment containing historic penetrative sexual offences involving 5 former choirboys.

R v S
Instructed as Junior alone in a multi-handed murder where the deceased’s property was also set on fire.

R v F
Junior alone instructed to prosecute a senior police officer for assault on a suspect whilst in custody.

R v B
Junior alone instructed to defend in a murder where the deceased was stabbed 17 times.

R v A
Junior alone instructed to defend a member of 3 Para for allegations of Perverting the Course of Justice (Colchester Court Martial Centre).
 
R v S
Junior alone instructed to prosecute a former senior police officer for historic sexual offences.

Professional Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • CPS Advocates Panel, Grade 4 & Rape Specialist
  • Southern Eastern Circuit
  • Essex Bar Mess
  • British Nigeria Law Forum

Interests

  • Imeldista
  • Gourmand
  • World Travel