Nadia Motraghi

Nadia Motraghi KC

Honorary Fellow


Nadia Motraghi KC is a barrister and King’s Counsel specialising in employment and discrimination, professional discipline and public law. She has acted in some of the most complex, important and sensitive cases in these fields. Nadia is also known for her expertise in equality, diversity and inclusion.

Nadia matriculated at St John's in 1997 in Jurisprudence after attending a comprehensive school in Newcastle upon Tyne. She was inspired to specialise in employment law after studying under Professor Mark Freedland.

Nadia was awarded the prestigious Frank Knox Fellowship to study at Harvard Law School and Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies where she obtained an LLM, the Dean’s Prize for Leadership and a Human Rights Fellowship. She was placed top of the year in the Bar Finals at Gray’s Inn where she was a Bedingfield Scholar.

Since 2004, Nadia has been in full-time practice at Old Square Chambers and took silk in 2023. She regularly writes, commentates and lectures on topical legal subjects and has appeared on all the UK’s major news channels. She is also an expert advisor to the non-profit organisation, the Girls Human Rights Hub.