Nick Vamos

Nick Vamos


Former Head of Special Crime and Head of Extradition at the Crown Prosecution Service, Nick has unique expertise and insight into complex, international, high-profile and sensitive criminal matters. He is described in Legal 500 as ‘a lawyer of formidable intellect and excellent judgement.’

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  • Extradition Lawyers Association

Nick has nearly 20 years of criminal law experience focussed on international, high-profile and sensitive matters. Nick joined the firm in September 2017 from the Crown Prosecution Service where he was Head of Special Crime, overseeing the most complex casework in the CPS including the Hillsborough disaster, corporate manslaughter, police corruption, deaths in custody, medical manslaughter and election fraud cases.

Nick has unique expertise and insight into international criminal investigations, having held the three most senior prosecution posts: Head of Extradition; Head of the UK Central Authority for Mutual Legal Assistance; and liaison prosecutor in Washington DC, where he worked closely with the Department of Justice on UK/US investigations. Nick gave expert evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Extradition Law and has spoken on international criminal matters at many conferences including the Global Law Summit in London in 2015. In 2012 he was a member of the UK delegation to the first Arab Forum on Asset Recovery in Doha. His publications include “Obtaining Assistance from the UK in Asset Recovery: A Guide for International Partners (co-author) and Please don’t call it “plea bargaining” [2009] Crim LR 617″.