Nicola is a non-practising barrister specialising in all aspects of financial matters in family law dispute resolution, conducting Private FDRs and Early Neutral Evaluations, as well as offering independent opinions in collaborative law cases
Having taken early retirement as a full time District Judge, Nicola continues to sit as a fee paid District Judge.
Nicola was called to the Bar in 1992 and specialised in financial remedies, ToLaTA , Schedule 1, and Inheritance Act claims.
She was one of the first trained family law arbitrators under the IFLA scheme, qualifying in 2012 and, prior to becoming a District Judge, was one of the most frequently instructed arbitrators nationally.
Her interest in dispute resolution stems from participating in the LlM dispute resolution module at the University of Wellington, New Zealand in 1998.
Appointments & Memberships
FLBA Resolution MCiarb