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, she has undertaken a range of civil matters and has already appeared before a variety of judges. She has taken to advocacy with great ease.
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):
- Personal Injury
- Credit Hire
- Consumer Credit Act claims
- Breach of Contract
Why instruct Nicola?
Nicola is an effective advocate, having represented clients in an array of County Court, High Court and Tribunal hearings prior to commencing pupillage. Nicola is well known for her tenacity in court and has been praised by judges and legal professionals for her thorough preparation, persuasive advocacy and ability.
Her busy practice comprises of trials, application hearings and drafting. 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 have often praised her tenacity, hard work, eye for detail and her personable nature. Both instructing solicitors and lay clients will find Nicola to be an approachable individual with whom they will feel at ease with.
In her spare time, Nicola likes playing the piano, tennis and badminton. She also enjoys travelling.
Bar Professional Training Course, City, University of London – Very Competent (78%) with 4 Outstanding grades, including an Outstanding in Civil Advocacy.
LL.B Hons, City, University of London – 2.1 (67%), including 1st class marks in 6 subjects.
Lord Mayor of London Scholarship for Academic Excellence, City, University of London
Prize for Excellent End of Year Results, City, University of London
The Honourable Society of Inner Temple
Greek (fluent) and French (fluent).