Based in the Leeds office, Nicola is a partner, specialist asbestos lawyer and the firm’s regional manager for Yorkshire & Humberside.

Nicola joined Thompsons in 1999 shortly after qualifying as a solicitor, and has since worked in various management roles including managing the firm’s National Fast Track Centre and co-ordinating Thompsons’ risk and compliance department.

Nicola’s significant leadership and legal experience ensures that the teams working at Thompsons’ Leeds office deliver a client-focused service, supporting those who have been injured, discriminated against or are at risk of losing their livelihood or liberty.

Nicola’s specialism has been in industrial disease, with a particular focus on asbestos-related claims. Her personal commitment to helping those in need chimes with the firm’s central ethos of acting only for the injured, and never for defendants or employers.

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


Nicola's case experience

  • Secured a substantial settlement out of court for the family of former chemicals worker, Trevor Credland, who died from mesothelioma aged 77 after being exposed to asbestos in Hull between 1956 and 1966.
  • Secured £40,000 out of court for asbestosis client, John Leatherland from Newark in Nottinghamshire, who was not warned of the dangers of asbestos or provided protection when working as a fitter in power stations and factories between 1968 and 1972.  


Professional membership

Nicola is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.