- Nasima Choudhury
- Duty Solicitor
- Fountain Court, 2 Victoria Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3TF
- Office: 01707 326241
Mobile: 07786 730051
Education & Summary of work experience
Nasima completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law in Holborn. Soon after, she began working for a Criminal Practice in 2002 as a case worker. Nasima prepared criminal cases for various offences. This certainly encouraged Nasima to pursue her career in criminal defence work.
In 2004 she completed the Police Station Accredited Representative Course and qualified as a Police Station Representative. She represented many clients at the police station and gained a lot of experience in many areas of criminal law.
After successfully completing two years of her training contract, Nasima qualified as a solicitor in 2007. Since qualifying, Nasima has gained a lot of experience in both public and private criminal cases. She thrives to defend clients to the best of her ability. She understands and listens to her client’s and always acts in their best interest. She conducts trials, bail applications, sentencing hearings and many more cases.
Nasima eventually joined Noble Solicitors in 2009. She is the firm’s representative for St Albans Magistrates Court. Nobles are of course one of the largest Criminal Defence firms and this has allowed Nasima the opportunity to deal with many complex and diverse cases. A day at work is never a dull day! Every day presents a different challenge for Nasima. Nasima thrives on a challenge, and of course success.
EXAMPLES OF MOST RECENT CASES
A male was charged with driving whilst over the prescribed limit. He raised the defence of duress in circumstance. His argument was that although he was over the limit, he had driven because a gang of youths were chasing him and he felt in fear of his safety. The main witness for the Crown made no mention of the fact that his friends were present during the incident. He simply described how the defendant had got into the car and driven whilst over the prescribed limit. During a rigorous cross examination of this youth witness, Nasima eventually made the youth admit that he and his friends were all present and they had chased the defendant. Rightfully, the Defendant was then acquitted of the charge of driving whilst over the prescribed limit.
A female was alleging that she was abused by the defendant. Again, during cross examination the complainant accepted that she was upset by the defendant neglecting her and in particular forgetting her birthday and therefore she too had attacked him. The Defendant was found not guilty and after both parties left the court, they were seen canoodling in the court waiting area. This case simply illustrates that justice can be seen to be served.
A man alleged that he had been assaulted by the defendant. One of the witnesses for the Crown was the complainant’s young son who gave evidence via the video link because of his age. Nasima had to be very careful in cross examining this witness bearing in mind that he was very young. Nasima successfully did question this witnesses and he eventually accepted that his dad also assaulting the defendant. The defendant was acquitted.
Expertise: All aspects of Criminal Law (including road traffic offences)
“You came highly recommended and I can see why” – The client also sent a huge bunch of roses and lilies to St Albans Magistrates Court for Nasima.
“ You were so lovely and understanding in the way you dealt with my case” – The client sent flowers to the St Albans Office for Nasima.