John Nicholson

John Nicholson

John is a legal aid immigration and asylum barrister at Kenworthys Chambers in Salford. He represented the former South Manchester Law Centre in its first judicial review against the then LSC cuts in 2010. He chaired the Greater Manchester Law Centre initiative and is a member of the Bar Council’s Civil Legal Aid Panel and Pro Bono Board.

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Extraordinary Working Lives: John Nicholson

Free-access-to-justice campaigner John Nicholson recounts a day in the life as a legal aid lawyer operating in the hostile environment

29 October 2018

Going against the grain

Greater Manchester Law Centre has opened against the odds and is the third new centre to join the legal aid network post-LASPO. Barristers were integral to its success and John Nicholson outlines the journey – urging the Bar to join the wider campaign for law centres

Ken Loach’s I Daniel Blake paints a clear picture of Britain today. 

21 March 2017
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Sam Townend KC explains the Bar Council’s efforts towards ensuring a bright future for the profession

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