Masters of the Bench
Professor Nicky Padfield QC
Full Title: Professor Nicky Padfield QCCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 3.2.2009
Call Date: 27.7.1978
One of the Inn’s academic Benchers, Nicky is Master of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and a Professor of Criminal and Penal Justice in the Law Faculty of the University of Cambridge. She lectures and supervises undergraduates in criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence, and sentencing and the penal system. She has published a number of books and many articles on criminal law, criminal justice and sentencing, with a current focus on release and recall rules. She sat as a Recorder in the Crown Court from 2002-2014, a rare appointment for an academic. She is a strong supporter of the Cambridge Middle Temple Society and was involved with the BSB’s Review of the BVC chaired by Master Derek Wood in 2010.