Nicola Augousti 

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

Prior to joining Chambers, Nicola was a County Court Advocate for LPC Law, where she acquired extensive experience in civil litigation and developed her self-employed practice.  During her time at LPC Law, she undertook a range of civil matters and appeared before a variety of judges.

Nicola believes that in order to be an effective barrister, one also has to understand the surrounding community. She has therefore undertaken legal work for the community on a pro-bono basis. Nicola was a volunteer for the Free Representation Unit and the National Centre of Domestic Violence, where she regularly dealt with a range of clients in very difficult situations. This also allowed her to understand the sensitivities of language and the behaviour required when people were at their most vulnerable.

Areas of law

She has a wide-ranging civil practice and is able to accept instructions in the following areas (though not limited to):

Why instruct Nicola?

Nicola is an effective advocate, having represented clients in an array of County Court, High Court and Tribunal hearings. She is regularly instructed to attend small claims and fast track trials and an array of application hearings including Stage 3 and infant approval hearings. She is well known for her tenacity in court and is often praised by judges and legal professionals for her thorough preparation, persuasive advocacy and ability.

She also writes regular advices on quantum, with a focus on infant cases.

Nicola combines intellectual ability with a practical approach to cases – she believes it is only through a combination of these two qualities that her clients can be best served. Indeed, clients often praise her tenacity, hard work, eye for detail and personable nature. Both instructing solicitors and lay clients will find Nicola to be an approachable individual with whom they will feel at ease.

Education

Bar Professional Training Course, City, University of London – Very Competent (78%) with an Outstanding (92%) in Civil Advocacy.

LL.B Hons, City, University of London – 2.1 (67%)

Awards

Lord Mayor of London Scholarship for Academic Excellence, City, University of London

Prize for Excellent End of Year Results, City, University of London

Memberships

The Honourable Society of Inner Temple

PIBA

Languages

Greek and French  

Personal interests

In her spare time, Nicola likes playing the piano, tennis and badminton. She also enjoys travelling.

Feedback

I just wanted to say a big thank you for all of your help and hard work on the infant matter yesterday and for securing a fantastic outcome and resolution of this matter for the Claimant. You were absolutely brilliant. This was a borderline Stage 3 / infant approval hearing, and, the third hearing so far. You really did go the extra mile in speaking to the Litigation Friend, Defendant Counsel, and managing to obtain an increased award shortly before the hearing. You managed to turn this into a straightforward hearing. You are always so helpful and approachable and I really appreciate all of the extra work that you did on this case yesterday. Thank you so much again."

Martin Minster Law Solicitors

Nicola Augousti

phone01823 247 247

nicola.augousti@clerksroom.com

Qualified in 2017