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Nicola Radcliffe

Senior Associate

T: 01225 730 171 (DDI)
T: 01225 730 100
E: nicola.radcliffe@roydswithyking.com

Nicola is a senior associate in our dispute resolution team and has experience in a wide range of commercial disputes. She is also a member of our Social Care team and advises care providers on contentious and regulatory health and social care issues.



I was impressed by Nicola’s frank honesty, integrity and transparency. Nicola and her colleagues adopted a team approach to working on our case and the 'team' aspect was very important because it included us!
Steve Carrington, Director at Ocuair Limited

About Nicola

Clients are impressed with Nicola’s manner and enthusiasm and she is said to be “effective and efficient” and that she provides “excellent” support.

Nicola’s recent experience includes advising clients on:

• contractual disputes
• corporate and individual insolvency
• debt recovery
• professional negligence claims
• employment contract disputes
• contentious health and social care matters

Nicola has experience of litigation in the County and High Courts as well as conducting alternative dispute resolution and is a supporter of the effective and appropriate use of mediation to resolve disputes.

Nicola’s recent clients include insolvency practitioners, financial advisers, property agents, retailers and recruitment consultants as well as individuals and SMEs. She also acts for adult social care providers and advises them in connection with the regulatory aspect of health and social care law, challenging inspection reports and responding to warning notices.

Nicola is also Chair of the firm’s charities group and has taken part in a number of fundraising challenges including running the Bath Half 5 times, completing the Three Peaks Challenge and Bath to Paris Cycle Ride.

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Our focus is on resolving disputes and, where we can, avoiding litigation. We are here to deliver a practical, cost effective and straightforward dispute resolution service. In order to do so we seek to understand our client’s business and achieve solutions which are in their best interests.

Nicola Radcliffe

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