Nyasha accepts instructions across all of our practice areas, with a particular focus on public law, commercial and construction law. Before coming to the Bar, Nyasha worked as a civil servant, political advisor and management consultant. She has been widely published on the rule of law, international trade policy, UK-EU relations, technology and the future of work, with her research cited by major UK and international newspapers.
Nyasha appears regularly as sole counsel, and her practice includes a broad range of pleadings and advisory work. She has recently been seconded to advise on data protection law. Nyasha is currently instructed in the Infected Blood Inquiry.
Nyasha maintains research affiliations with the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, the Harvard Kennedy School and King’s College London and acts as an advisor on rule of law issues for the Child Poverty Action Group. Nyasha accepts instructions on a pro bono basis.
Areas of expertise
Administrative and Public
Nyasha is developing a broad public law practice that also spans international public law. She is particularly interested in business and human rights, community care and mental health, education, civil liberties and human rights, local government, medical treatment and public international law.
Her current and recent work includes:
- Advice to a Ukrainian museum on cultural heritage law in the context of the war in Russia
- Arraf v NSW Crime Commission  NSWCATAD 81: Nyasha acted for the applicants who sought to obtain information about actions taken by the NSW Crime Commission to effect the seizure and forfeiture of assets of an alleged ISIL fighter.
- Drafting grounds of multiple judicial reviews, including in a Housing Act 1996 claim, illegality by a local authority in respect of the statutory assessment of the needs of disabled children
- Advice to a number of NHS trusts and healthcare authorities on GDPR law
- Advice to a local authority on equalities impact assessments
- Drafting grounds and appearing as a junior in an Upper Tribunal case
- Providing support on Karanja, R (On the Application Of) v University of the West of Scotland  EWHC 1520 (Admin)
- Drafting special educational needs and disability (SEND) tribunal submissions
Prior to pupillage, Nyasha worked on a range of public law issues, including:
- Rule of law backsliding in Europe
- Lead authority of a number of papers for the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
- Writing for the UK Constitutional Law Association blog on constitutional law, technology and the Covid-19 pandemic
- Writing for the EU Horizon 2020 Project Reconnect on Covid-19, good governance and the rule of law
Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury
Nyasha regularly appears in the County Court and High Court and has experience of trials, applications, Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Stage 3 proceedings, infant settlements, and costs case management conferences (CCMCs). She also has considerable experience drafting and assisting in large and multi-handed claims. Highlights include:
- Successfully resisting a claim under the Animals Act 1971
- Fundamental dishonesty allegations
She has been instructed in a wide variety of commercial matters. Recent experience includes:
- Successfully resisting a number of payment protection insurance (PPI) claims.
- Drafting particulars in a claim involving a breach of contract and tortious liability arising from an unlawful means conspiracy
- Application for an injunction in the County Court to obtain access to a premises
- Draft defence and counterclaim joining a third-party guarantor under a tenancy agreement.
Nyasha regularly appears as sole counsel in adjudication and has been instructed by employers, contractors and consultants in disputes that range from multi-million pound defect cases to payment claims. Her experience includes:
- A number of ‘smash-n-grab’ adjudications
- A multi-million pound final account adjudication
- A significant issue involving a Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA) prosecution
- Junior counsel on a multi-million pound adjudication involving a major government body.
Court of Protection and Medical Treatment
Nyasha has appeared in the Court of Protection on both the health and welfare and property and affairs pathways. Nyasha is a regular contributor to the 39 Essex Mental Capacity Report.
Inquiries and Investigations
Nyasha is currently instructed as junior counsel to one of the core participants in the Infected Blood Inquiry.
Nyasha has drafted advice and recommendations for one of the core participants in the Grenfell Inquiry.