Nichola is a Senior Associate specialising in Commercial disputes. She acts on a variety of commercial disputes, principally involving breach of contract, fraud, and shareholder claims.

She has represented a wide range of clients including SMEs and high-net worth individuals, acting for both claimants and defendants.  She has also brought her pragmatic approach to acting in cases backed by litigation funders and acting for the litigation funders themselves.

Her focus is to provide a cost-effective solution which fits the clients’ needs and objectives irrespective of the nature of the dispute. Whether it is a case of breach of contract or directors’ duties, fraud, defamation, company dispute or a shareholder dispute, Nichola has a considered and strategic approach to complex claims from the outset.

Nichola has significant experience of litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. She is also experienced in seeking injunctive relief.

She is well aware of the demands of litigation and uses various strategies, including alternative dispute resolution, to preserve client resources and obtain their commercial aims and is experienced in mediation.

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Nichola is a Senior Associate specialising in Commercial disputes. She acts on a variety of commercial disputes, principally involving breach of contract, fraud, and shareholder claims.

She has represented a wide range of clients including SMEs and high-net worth individuals, acting for both claimants and defendants.  She has also brought her pragmatic approach to acting in cases backed by litigation funders and acting for the litigation funders themselves.

Her focus is to provide a cost-effective solution which fits the clients’ needs and objectives irrespective of the nature of the dispute. Whether it is a case of breach of contract or directors’ duties, fraud, defamation, company dispute or a shareholder dispute, Nichola has a considered and strategic approach to complex claims from the outset.

Nichola has significant experience of litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. She is also experienced in seeking injunctive relief.

She is well aware of the demands of litigation and uses various strategies, including alternative dispute resolution, to preserve client resources and obtain their commercial aims and is experienced in mediation.

Work highlights

  • Acting for the claimant in 6-week Commercial Court trial successfully bringing a complex fraud claim arising from a management buy out. The claims brought against buyer directors of a business included fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Acting for a litigation funder in the Court of Appeal on a point of law crucial to the funding industry.
  • Successfully obtaining injunctive relief for an educational training provider following the misuse of their confidential information.
  • Representing a minority shareholder in a claim for unfair prejudice
  • Acting for a specialist insolvency litigation financing company who had taken an assignment of claims in excess of £8 million against company directors who entered into a series of transactions which it is claimed were contrary to the Company’s best interest or which were otherwise in breach of the directors’ duties. Claims are also pursued against three further defendants as unconscionable recipients of company property. The matter was the subject of a High Court trial in April 2024 and judgment is awaited.
  • Representing a specialist insolvency litigation financing company pursuing claims in relation to 22 companies (in ether administration or liquidation) for damages and/or other relief in respect of loss and damages caused by the unlawful coordination of certain truck manufactures in relation to the supply of trucks.
  • Acting for a developer in defence of a claim for breach of warranty and fraudulent misrepresentation.
  • Acting in many shareholder and director disputes.

Qualification date: 2015

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