Nicola is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team.

She prosecutes and defends claims for breaches of commercial contract in regard to disputes over covenants, warranties, confidentiality, restrictive covenants, financing or directors’ duties.  Her experience includes resolving shareholder and partnership disputes, claims of intellectual property infringement, defamation actions and claims of misrepresentation.

In addition, she deals with fraud and commercial debt recovery, including the recovery of unpaid loans and the enforcement of obligations pursuant to a personal guarantee.

Her clients include partnerships, individual directors and private companies, and she has particular experience in the technology and finance sectors.

Recent examples of how Nicola has supported clients include:

  • achieving a confidential settlement via mediation for a high-profile sports personality in a dispute with a former agent;
  • securing undertakings to prevent two senior employees who had a left a company in the charity sector to set up in direct competition, including advising on a potential injunction;
  • securing a significantly enhanced settlement for a fire safety company in a claim for £350,000 after a derisory initial offer from their debtor; and
  • advising an interested party on their role and the implications of a judicial review in respect of a dispute which was ultimately decided on in our client’s favour by the Supreme Court.