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After moving to London to train at Leigh Day, Nichola joined the international group claims team as a solicitor, specialising in international claims and group actions.

Since joining Leigh Day in 2006 Nichola has assisted Martyn Day on several of the firm's international group claims including actions against the Ministry of Defence on behalf of Iraqi citizens, a high profile group action against the oil trading company Trafigura on behalf of 30,000 residents of the Cote d’Ivoire, in what is thought to be the largest foreign claimant group action in British legal history, and a historic case against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on behalf of the Mau Mau who suffered torture at the hands of the British. 

Nichola was involved in large group litigation against Shell on behalf of the Ogoni people in the Niger Delta whose land had been severely polluted following two large oil spills. The case settled in 2015.

In addition, Nichola has a particular interest in representing foreign individuals who allege that they have suffered sexual or other abuse by UK individuals.  She is currently instructed by of a group of children in Kenya and Uganda who claim that they were abused by a British Pilot working for British Airways.  She is also instructed on several other cases in Africa, including on behalf over 30 individuals in Gilgil, Kenya who allege that they were sexually abused by Simon Harris, a British charity boss in Kenya.  Simon Harris was sentenced on 26 February 2015 for charges relating to a number of the individuals. He is the first British man to be convicted in relation to sexual offences committed in Africa.

Nichola is currently acting for a number of children in Thailand who were sexually abused by a British man.

Nichola's publications

Holding multinationals to account: odd beacons of light in the gloom Frontline Winter 2013/4 (jointly with Martyn Day)

Events and seminars

Nichola spoke at the Public Interest Law Alliance conference in Dublin in November 2014, Class actions in Ireland.  

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