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Ms Diane Nixon

Diane Nixon

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Telephone Direct Line: (028) 9097 4541

Room: 1.4



  • MA Jurisprudence (Oxon)
  • Dip. Soc (Oxon)
  • Bar Vocational Course (Inns of Court School of Law)
  • PgCHEP (Ulster University)
  • Fellow of Advance HE (Higher Education Academy)
  • LLM International Sports Law (University of Staffordshire)


  • Diane Nixon was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1997.  She practised full-time as a barrister until she returned to Northern Ireland in 2008 when she combined teaching with professional practice at the Bar.  She was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2008.
  • In 2013 Diane qualified as a police station representative (Cardiff University) under the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Legal Aid Agency scheme regulations for England and Wales.  She is also “duty-qualified” for England and Wales.
  • Diane was appointed Assistant Chief Examiner (for Professional Ethics) to the Bar Standards Board for the Bar Professional Training Course, having been appointed in 2014.  She is a member of the Central Examinations Board of the Bar Standards Board.
  • Diane provides guidance and oversight of assessment instruments for public and private institutions.
  • Diane is an approved trainer for the Middle Temple Advocacy pupillage programmes.
  • She has also provided CPD lectures and podcasts.


  • Diane was appointed Senior Lecturer (Education) in 2015.
  • Responsible for Bar Advocacy and Criminal Litigation modules.
  • Diane is coach for the IPLS Mooting Team, which competes in the Annual Eoin Higgins moot and other mooting competitions.