Nicola is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team.

Supporting companies to protect their intellectual property interests, advising on disputes arising through passing off and trade mark infringement. Nicola advises where there has been a breach of restrictive covenants, on corporate claims, and disputes over share or asset purchase agreements.

Experienced in IT and telecoms disputes, including software licence, master services and distribution agreements, and spent time seconded to British Telecommunications.

Clients include business owners, IT companies, manufacturers, online companies, and recruitment company firms.  She has knowledge of the insurance sector acting for brokers, underwriters and insurers.

Recent examples of how Nicola has supported clients include:

  • bringing an end to 7 years of litigation for the client who was being pursued for damages and breach of trust relating to a £30 million property development, persuading the court that the claim against our client was without merit;
  • succeeded in arguing that a Claimant was not entitled to enhanced payments under an insurance introducer agreement, and therefore substantially reducing our client’s liability;
  • successfully persuading an expert that a company was worthless, while acting for a major shareholder who was being pursued by the minority shareholders for circa £4 million, which they argued was the value of their shares; and
  • obtaining ownership of an online platform, after our client’s IT developer claimed ownership of the platform and threatened to close it down.