Nicola has extensive experience in dealing with a wide variety of claims including employers' liability in personal injury cases. She regularly advises clients on complex, high value claims involving serious injuries or fatalities. She has been accredited as a specialist in personal injury law and is highly experienced in facilitating out-of-court agreements and conducting proceedings in the Scottish courts.
She has successfully represented large scale insurers, commercial clients and public sector clients. Clients find Nicola approachable and easy to communicate with. She is pragmatic and works to resolve cases in a cost effective, sensible way without any unnecessary complications. She gives advice to clients in a clear way, whilst considering tactics and setting out the options.
Public Sector Expertise
Nicola has substantial public sector litigation experience and has acted on behalf of a number of public sector clients. Due to this experience, Nicola is able to identify which cases may become sensitive and/or present reputational risk, and handles them appropriately. Nicola always ensures work is always carried out as efficiently as possible, whilst also keeping clients advised of any potential costs or savings.
Individuals & Families Expertise
Nicola provides clear and thorough advice to a wide variety of clients, including individuals and families in personal injury and medical negligence claims.
She has extensive experience in successfully negotiating substantial damages on behalf of her clients. She specialises in fatal claims and claims resulting from road traffic accidents, cycling accidents and accidents at work. She successfully recovered significant damages on behalf of the pursuer in a medical negligence case in the Court of Session, Bell v Alliance Medical Limited & Ors.