Nicola is a dispute resolution specialist. Representing clients in high-value and complex claims at a leading global litigation practice, she has been involved in some of the UK’s most high-profile commercial disputes. She has represented clients before the English courts and in international commercial arbitrations, as well as advising clients in relation to negotiations, mediations, expert determination and also managing business relationships outside traditional dispute resolution avenues. Before joining Milberg, she represented clients from a range of sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, insurance, renewable energy, oil and gas, construction and real estate. She has particular experience advising on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and coordinating strategy across teams including foreign lawyers and industry experts.
In 2018, she was named in Legal 500 as a legal director to note for commercial litigation. In 2016, she was named in Legal Week’s “Rising stars: the new generation of litigators making their mark”.
Qualified as a lawyer in England & Wales and Australia, she holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts with honours and a Doctorate from the University of Queensland.
She is a volunteer English language coach for refugees and asylum seekers and enjoys mentoring students and younger members of the legal profession.
- BA, The University of Queensland, 2005
- LLB, The University of Queensland, 2003
- PhD, The University of Queensland, 2015
Admitted as a Solicitor and Practitioner
- England and Wales, 2008
- High Court of Australia, 2007
- Federal Court of Australia, 2007
- Partner, Milberg London LLP, Present
- Legal Director, Mishcon De Reya LLP, 2019 – 2021
- Legal Director, Senior Associate and Associate, Clyde & Co LLP, 2007 – 2019