Rishi Nathwani now practices at the Australian Bar in Melbourne but continues to be an Associate Member of 5KBW.
Exclusively defending in his practice, Rishi Nathwani has been representing those charged with serious criminal offending from the outset. His early experience included work as an accredited police station advisor on a variety of cases, one of which was featured in Crimewatch. In his first year of Call, he was a led junior in a multi-million pound drug importation case.
Rishi is routinely instructed in the most serious cases, including homicide, terrorism, serious violence, serious sexual assaults, firearms, drugs and kidnap offences and fraud offences. He has experience in all hearings undertaken at the Crown Court as well as appearing before the Court of Appeal.
Noted for his strong client care skills and meticulous attention to detail in case preparation, Rishi is sought after for cases involving vulnerable defendants and complex evidential matters such as DNA identification.
"Intellectually razor-sharp." Legal 500 2016
‘A first-class junior, who is very tactically astute, hardworking and effective.’ Legal 500 2017
‘A go-to barrister in high demand from many top-calibre solicitors.’ Legal 500 - 2019