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Nicole is located at:

Bournemouth Office
Russell House
Oxford Road
DX: 7623
London Office
120 Moorgate


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Hi Nicole

Can I just say a big thank you from myself and my staff for the support that you gave us throughout the inquest.

You made us feel a whole lot better by explaining the proceedings and what may happen – before you were asked to support us we were all panicking as no one in the company (except Mel- who was extremely busy) was helping us in any way. Your whole demeanour made us all relax and if we asked silly questions you didn’t make us feel stupid..

Whilst I hope I never need to see you again 😊 it was a pleasure to meet you.

Thank you so much.
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Nicole specialises in health and social care law. She began her career in the charity and then immigration law sectors and moved into the health and social care sector in 2009. Since then she has worked closely with a range of clients, enjoying roles in a trade union, representing nurses and healthcare assistants, and within private practice, representing healthcare professionals, independent health and social care providers and NHS Trusts.

Nicole’s work has ranged from advice and advocacy for registered healthcare professionals in fitness to practise investigations to challenges against CQC and Ofsted on behalf of private providers and NHS Trusts. She has significant experience in public and administrative law matters (including judicial reviews), challenges to DBS certificates, regulatory due diligence, inquests, healthcare and professional disciplinary actions, safeguarding investigations, and ICO investigations.  She also advises on discrete matters of public law and personal injury.

Nicole writes regularly for a variety of health and social care publications and presents at conferences and seminars on health and social care matters. She is the co-author of the Nursing & Midwifery section of the Legal Action Group book ‘Professional discipline and healthcare regulators: a legal handbook’ (1st edition 2012, 2nd edition 2018).

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