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Nicola Atkins

Call 2012

"Brilliant with clients and has real expert knowledge of the issues. She stands out for her attention to detail, and she has a 360-degree understanding of the case, so she can anticipate issues before they arise."
(Chambers & Partners, 2021)

Insurance & Reinsurance

Nicola is regularly instructed in insurance disputes and has previously been seconded to the construction and engineering risk department of a leading firm of solicitors.  She has dealt with coverage issues, Third Parties’ rights and disputes over policy wording.   Her recent cases include:

  • Advising insurers on aggregation, exclusion and liability cap clauses in a claim valued at £6 million.
  • Advising PI insurers in respect of the merits of a claim under the 1930 Act involving a successor practice.
  • Advising insurers on the proper construction of a write-back for liabilities that would have arisen in contract/tort (defective premises).
  • Obtaining a strike out of a claim under the 1930 Act (in relation to an underlying PI policy) based on defective pleadings.
  • Acting for motor insurers in a number of cases involving material non-disclosure and misrepresentation.

Selected Cases

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Awards


Jules Thorn Scholarship (2011), Middle Temple

Astbury Scholarship (2010)

Middle Temple Exhibition Scholarship (2007)

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Qualifications


  • BPTC, City Law School (2011-2012)
  • Jules Thorne Scholarship, Middle Temple (2011)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, City University (2010-2011)
  • Astbury Scholarship, Middle Temple (2010)
  • MA, Legal and Political Theory, UCL (2009-2010)
  • Academic Scholarships, St Catherine’s College, Oxford University (2006-2008)
  • BA (Hons), Modern History, Oxford University (2005-2008)

Memberships


PNBA

PIBA

SCL

LCLCBA (Secretary of the Association)

BILA

Rankings


Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction in London (Bar) – Up and Coming

Professional Negligence: Leading Juniors – Tier 6 – ‘Very impressive.’

 

Recommendations


“Brilliant with clients and has real expert knowledge of the issues. She stands out for her attention to detail, and she has a 360-degree understanding of the case, so she can anticipate issues before they arise.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“She is exceptional. Nicola is very easy to communicate with and very approachable.”

Legal 500, 2021

“She is exceptional.”

Legal 500, 2020

“She has a phenomenal amount of energy and is a very switched-on junior.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020


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