Employment Law Paralegal
Nicola originally worked at EAD Solicitors for 18 years as Personal Assistant and Legal Secretary for a Partner, before Simpson Millar acquired the law firm in 2019.
Nicola’s main focus is helping clients who were employed by companies such as Mothercare PLC, Dawnus Construction Ltd and Ena Shaw Ltd to secure Protective Awards if they haven't been properly consulted when being made redundant.
This involves communicating with many professional parties, including other law firms, Insolvency Administrators, Employment Tribunals and the Redundancy Payment Service.
Protective awards claims can sometimes involve up to 950 claimants and are a highly complex area of law.
Nicola’s strength is her quiet yet efficient demeanour, her 18 years of experience working in another law firm shining through. She is calm, methodical and patient, and has a pleasant manner when dealing with other professional parties and clients, especially on the telephone.
Clients have reported back saying she is reassuring with her advice towards the progression of their claim, which is a great skill to have. Nicola works exceptionally well with other paralegals in the team working in the same protective award campaigns as her often taking a lead role. She also responds very well to supervision from senior Solicitors.
Interests Outside of Work
Nicola loves spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys going to concerts and has seen many famous bands.