Legal Journalist. Legal Copywriter.  Author.


Nicola's professional journey in brief:

  • A lifelong lover of writing, Nicola trained with the NCTJ (in newspaper journalism) before the law called

  • Took an LLB followed by the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and solicitors' training contract

  • Wrote Blackstone's Guide to Becoming a Solicitor (published 2000)

  • Qualified as a Solicitor (1998)

  • Lecturer on Property and Private Client to LPC students

  • Practised as a Solicitor for some years while writing features for the Law Society Gazette and others

  • Worked as a freelance researcher for the Legal 500 (EMEA region, and West Midlands) 

  • Left legal practice (2007) to concentrate on legal writing and legal journalism

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