Angelina Nicolaou

Call: 2015

Specialist in


Angelina has a busy practice across the immigration, inquest/inquiries and crime/prison teams at One Pump Court.


Since October 2018 Angelina has been seconded part-time to assist Hickman and Rose Solicitors as part of ‘Team 1’ representing the bereaved, survivors and residents (BSRs) in both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. She continues her regular practice alongside this.

Angelina also represents families in both Article 2 and non-Article 2 inquests, ranging from deaths following contact with the police, mental health services and social services.

Prior to joining One Pump Court, Angelina worked as a paralegal in the Civil Litigation department at Hickman and Rose Solicitors, assisting in high profile inquest cases, civil actions against the police, and human rights claims.

Angelina is regularly instructed on a number of immigration matters, in both the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chambers. She is frequently instructed in asylum (including trafficking claims), deportation, EEA and human rights appeals. She regularly represents immigration detainees in bail hearings and has a particular interest in false imprisonment civil claims arising from immigration detention.

Angelina has a keen interest in Article 3 ‘medical’ cases, and has been led by David Chirico in the Upper Tribunal in a case relating to the procedural duty to make enquiries and obtain assurances under Article 3 ECHR.

Angelina is regularly instructed on a wide range of criminal work in both the Magistrates and Crown Court. She has had a number of notable successes dealing with insanity defences and abuse of process arguments.

Angelina is part of the One Pump Court Prison team, and contributed to the drafting of Section 4 of The Prisons Handbook 2019/2020,

Previously Angelina worked as a criminal case worker at Kaim Todner Solicitors, where she dealt with a variety of Magistrates and Crown Court matters, and regularly represented clients during police station interviews.


BPTC – BPP Law School (Very Competent)

LL.M – United Nations Interregional Crime & Justice Research Institute (108/110)

LL.B – The University of Manchester (1st Class (Hons))

Professional Memberships

Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights

Communities Empowerment Network


RG Lawson Award – The University of Manchester
BPP Entrance Award
Inner Temple Exhibition Award
Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Award

5Oct 2018

The Article 4 Operational Duty for Victims of Human Trafficking. Case Comment: R (on the application of TDT, by his Litigation Friend Tara Topteagarden) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] EWCA Civ 1395

In the context of human trafficking, Article 4 of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) imposes an “operational duty” to take positive steps to protect potential individual victims from being

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