Nicola qualified as a solicitor in 2007 having already gained great experience working for a white collar criminal defence firm from 2000. She gained extensive knowledge representing clients charged with multi-million-pound serious financial fraud/money laundering and developed a key interest in confiscation proceedings (Proceeds of Crime Act).
From 2011 Nicola was involved in bringing complaints before the FCA (known as the FSA at the time) in relation to missold Derivative products by UK Financial Institutions. The complaints led to a FCA investigation and resulted in the Banks being directed to undertake an ‘Interest Rate Hedging Product Review’ into the ‘sale’ of such products sold to their customers. Nicola’s determined attitude enabled her to secure substantial redress for her clients, in some case £100,000’s over the banks initial redress offers.
Nicola has extended her practice area and now devotes her time advising business owners looking to start up, expand, restructure or sell their business. She is regularly engaged to advise and draft documentation all businesses, and owners, should have in place to protect the business.
She prides herself on building long-term and trusted relationships with her clients by her ability to deliver well-informed advice in a manner which is free from legal jargon.
Key areas of work:
Non-contentious / legal drafting including (but not limited to) contracts/agreements, share/asset sale and purchase agreements, T&Cs, employment contracts, company handbooks/staff policies, regulatory documentation (such as Data Protection/GDPR).