Chambers would like to offer its condolences on the untimely death of Bill Nash.
Bill was a stalwart of the committed legal aid criminal defence community and worked for nearly 50 years as a defence solicitor. He was a fearless advocate and great character who continued to appear regularly at Westminster and Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Courts.
Bill started his career as a legal officer at the National Council for Civil Liberties (now Liberty). He later founded Nash and Dowell solicitors before joining BSB Solicitors.
Members of chambers have described him as: “deceptively chaotic”; “he could appear outwardly shambolic but was as sharp as a tack”; “he was utterly dedicated to all his clients. They always came first”; “he was a gentleman in the true sense of the word”.
He will be remembered with great fondness by all of us who knew and worked with him.
Bill’s funeral will take place on 26 January. Details can be found here.