Areas of Expertise
Nikki specialises in dispute resolution and acts for a wide range of clients including companies, housing associations, charities, facilities managers and military. Nikki regularly acts on high value, complex cases ranging from fraud litigation to business critical IT disputes. Nikki recognises that resolving disputes not only involves advising on the legal position but considering how the dispute impacts a client’s operation, business and reputation. Nikki regularly advises on handling the media, defamation and reputation management.
In addition to her general commercial dispute practice, Nikki has particular expertise and interest in cases arising from the justice sector and historic criminal cases, including inquests. Through this work Nikki has become skilled at cases involving public law, human rights issues and judicial review.
Prior to joining Devonshires, Nikki trained at Harrowells LLP, a regional firm based in North and East Yorkshire. Nikki has specialised in litigation and dispute resolution throughout her career.
Nikki read Law at the University of Cambridge before completing her LPC at the University of Law in York.
Nikki is on the Board of Golden Lane Housing and sits on two committees (Risk & Audit and Inclusion Advisory). Golden Lane Housing is a leading provider of specialised social housing for adults with a learning disability or autism. Its mission is to help people with a learning disability or autism find and enjoy a suitable home with advice and housing.
Since inception GLH has invested £117.5 million transforming the lives of nearly 2,200 people with a wide range of needs in more than 1,106 properties across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Fraud Lawyers Association
Human Rights Lawyers Association
Chartered Institute of Housing
'I have had a great experience with the team involved and Nikki in particular given the unusual nature of the matter. Communication was excellent and this was dealt with really swiftly which was all in line with our expectations. I felt the advice was well considered and balanced the risks well. Nikki’s approach was spot on…I really enjoyed working with her.'
‘Brilliant result – thanks for your support and getting this across the line’
‘On behalf of the Executive Team, thank you for your excellent support, advice and for your sensitive handling of the case which was high profile with the media. We appreciate your hard work on what was an extremely difficult case and look forward to working together with you in the future.’
Advising on a number of IT contract disputes in relation to the failure by a supplier to deliver a new suite of software within the agreed implementation period and cost. These contractual relationships were all successfully terminated without any adverse consequences to the clients and with a smooth transfer of services to a new IT provider ensured.
Currently acting for an organisation pursuing civil fraud proceedings to recover £1.5million in secret payments received by their former Chief Executive pursuant to an undisclosed and dishonest relationship with a third party organisation which received substantial sums from our client.
Dealing with a number of human rights and public law issues arising from on-going prosecutions, inquests and investigations into historic criminal offences.