Nicola is the branch manager of Thompsons Solicitors’ Leeds office, which handles cases across Yorkshire and the Humber.

Beginning employment at Thompsons in 1999, shortly after qualifying as a solicitor, Nicola has worked across multiple management roles and is a partner at the firm.

Prior to becoming the Leeds office branch manager, Nicola’s roles included managing the National Fast Track Centre and co-ordinating Thompsons’ Risk and Compliance department.

Nicola’s experience as a leader and significant legal knowledge ensure that the Thompsons’ Leeds office delivers a client focused service that supports those who have been injured, discriminated against or are at risk of losing their livelihood or liberty.

In regards to case work, Nicola has a successful track record representing victims of industrial disease and is a specialist litigator in asbestos-related claims.

The most rewarding aspect of working at Thompsons for Nicola is the firm’s commitment to helping those in need.

Outside of work, Nicola enjoys yoga, running and going to music gigs.

NICOLA’S CASE EXPERIENCE

Mesothelioma claim: Nicola obtained substantial compensation for the family of a former chemicals worker who died from asbestos-related mesothelioma. Trevor Credland from Broughton, North Lincolnshire, was 77 when he died from the cancer of the lining of the lungs. Mr Credland, who left behind his wife, two children and five grandchildren, was exposed to the deadly dust when he worked as a technical assistant for a chemical company in Hull from 1956 to 1966. Nicola was successful in settling the claim out of court.

Asbestosis claim: Nicola represented a former fitter who was diagnosed with asbestosis following a chest infection. John Leatherland, from Newark in Nottinghamshire was exposed to asbestos whilst working as a fitter in power stations and factories between 1968 and 1972. He was not warned of the dangers of asbestos or provided with protection against exposure. Nicola made a successful claim against his employers, who settled out of court for £40,000.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Nicola is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

TESTIMONIALS

A former client of Nicola’s said: “Without (her) guidance and knowledge, I'm sure that I would not have achieved a successful outcome."

Another of Nicola’s former clients said: “The first firm of solicitors I went to did very little and did not give me any hope. I should have gone to a specialist firm like Thompsons in the first place. (Nicola) knew what she was doing from the start and dealt with my case really efficiently and professionally. I’m delighted.”