She regularly represents individuals at trial in the Magistrates’ court, often securing not guilty verdicts following thorough and proactive case preparation. Nicola provides detailed analysis and realistic advice based on the facts and evidence of each particular case.
In the Crown Court, Nicola represents clients charged with offences such as murder, possession with intent to supply drugs, rape and fraud. With 10 years of experience working in criminal litigation, she understands the importance of working as a team with counsel and the client. She ensures that her clients are fully involved in the preparation process.
Nicola has a particular interest and expertise in representing vulnerable clients with mental health conditions. She is proactive in exploring and advising on possible psychiatric defences as well as making representations to the Crown Prosecution Service that it is not in the public interest to prosecute, where appropriate.
Nicola has obtained Higher Rights of Audience, which allows her to appear as a solicitor-advocate in the Crown Court.
Nicola has experience in making representations to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in relation to the removal of records and barring referrals.