Nicola hails from the seaside town of Bridlington on the East Yorkshire coast and now lives in Hull. Prior to joining Gosschalks, she attended the College of Law in York to complete her Legal Practice Course after qualifying from Sheffield Hallam University where she achieved a 1st Class LLB (Hons).
She trained at Gosschalks and took a place within the Employment Law Department upon qualification in 2011, having spent the previous six months of her training contract specialising in Employment Law.
“Settling disputes and plotting a course towards a successful outcome is hugely rewarding, especially when there’s a lot at stake for the employer or employee. The difference between success and failure has a huge bearing on the lives of those involved, so you have to be passionate about what you do otherwise success will not always follow.”
Nicola specialises in all aspects of Employment Law both contentious and non-contentions from drafting and reviewing contracts, handbooks, directors service agreements and secondment agreements to advising on company reorganisations, TUPE transfers and negotiating settlements.
Often she is called upon to deliver in house training courses and seminars, the most recent advising on the use of social media in the workplace. Nicola regularly writes and contributes to our employment law blogs and insight articles featured on our website.
“I’m often asked why I chose a career in law and the answer is simple. For me, it’s simply because I wanted an interesting career that would keep me on my toes. I genuinely enjoy what I do because Employment Law is so fast-paced. Every day presents a new challenge and I’ve no idea what that’s going to be until I get in to the office in a morning.”
- Former Hull Junior Lawyer Division Secretary;
- ‘Who wants to be an Entrepreneur’ winner;
- Member of the Employment Lawyers Association;
- Member of Women in Business Group;
- Member of the WI Association;
- Chair of Artlink, a Hull based community arts charity.