Nichola McTear

Senior Associate, Crime

Nichola McTear


My awards and achievements

Nichola is an experienced criminal lawyer with over 25 years' experience in Criminal Law representing those accused of the most serious of criminal offences.

Nichola specialises in offences of fraud, murder and sexual offences. She is a member of the Specialist Crime Division and is approved by the Legal Aid Agency for the purposes of VHCC cases.

Nichola frequently defends those charged with serious organised crime and has recently enjoyed success in the largest fraud case the country has ever known securing an acquittal for her client. She has also recently been involved and received great success in high profile attempt murder and sexual offence cases.

Nichola is regularly instructed in criminal fraud work including MTIC fraud, Carbon Credit fraud, Mortgage fraud, Banking fraud, Revenue fraud, Boiler room fraud and all aspects of Money Laundering.

She has been an Accredited Police Station Representative for almost 20 years and regularly attends the Police Station to deal with all aspects of criminal cases.

Very professional we actualy used forbes solicitors for my son. Nichola mctear was amazing would highly recommend her. Didnt actually get to court but we got the result we wanted.


Had cause to require legal help recently and both my husband and myself cannot sing the praises of two individuals, Nichola Mctear and Kitty Shaw, highly enough. Both were very professional and supportive throughout. Can’t thank them enough. We would highly recommend this firm to everyone.

Chris and Sue Hartley

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