The Legal 500 described Mr Nuttall as “a truly outstanding barrister” in 2010.
He specialises in crime, serious fraud, regulatory crime, disciplinary tribunals and inquests, an area of law he has also lectured upon.
Mr Nuttall is briefed to prosecute and defend in murders alone and has been briefed as a junior in scores of murders over the years. He and Mr Cross Q.C. represented Mr Vass, instructed by Donald Race & Newton in Burnley for the now notorious murder of his partner.
Mr Nuttall with Mr Wright Q.C. has represented numerous defendants in murder trials and other complex cases. In particular, they were involved in a long running Court of Appeal case concerning forensic evidence and the presentation of footprint evidence to the Courts.
They represented a senior police officer, instructed by Garstangs, in a case concerning the naming of the alleged bomber of the Manchester City Centre. The defendant was acquitted.
Mr Nuttall together with Mr Webster Q.C. was also instructed in the case of Doheny, the case that has laid down the guidance for the Courts in the presentation of DNA evidence.
Mr Nuttall is presently instructed in three long and complex frauds and has over the years been instructed to prosecute and defendant is such cases.
Mr Nuttall is a Category 4 Prosecutor
He lectures in criminal law and the law and procedure in the Coroner’s Court.
He is also a Recorder of the Crown Court (2002)