Nichola is a Jersey Advocate and Counsel in the firm’s Private Client and Trusts team. Her practice focuses on advising trustees, international high-net-worth individuals, settlors, protectors and beneficiaries on a variety of trust-related matters. She regularly advises on the establishment, restructuring and administration of private and commercial Jersey trust structures, including settlor reserved power trusts, charitable and non-charitable purpose trusts, private trust companies, unit trusts, employee benefit trusts and Jersey foundations. She also advises on the establishment and registration of Jersey charities and has experience in the dissolution, reinstatement and migration of Jersey private companies and foundations.

Nichola has been peer group identified as a rising star in the industry and has been named in eprivateclient’s Top 35 under 35 lists in the UK and Channel Islands. She has also been included on the Citywealth Leaders List. Clients describe Nichola as ‘professional’, ‘accessible’ and ‘quick to turn things around.’

After beginning her career in London, Nichola gained her legal qualifications whilst simultaneously building 14 years of knowledge and experience in the trusts and private client sphere at two major offshore law firms. Nichola qualified as a Jersey Solicitor in 2017 and as a Jersey Advocate in 2021. In the same year, she became a member of STEP and was appointed to the STEP Jersey Committee. Nichola enjoys speaking at industry events and has written a number of articles. Outside of work, Nichola serves as a Governor and Honorary Secretary for the Association of Jersey Charities.

Succession Planning
Private Wealth
Wealth Planning
Charity & Philanthropy
Employee Benefit Trusts & Pensions

“Nichola’s “nothing is too much trouble” attitude is really helpful. She always provides me with timely, knowledgeable and pragmatic advice. I have no hesitation in recommending her.” Client Feedback

“Nichola’s understanding, accuracy and delivery is essential to us in providing a high-quality service to our own clients. Working with Nichola is easy, enjoyable and you know that you will be attentively guided through any transaction. She is a very safe pair of hands.” Client Feedback

“Nichola has shown a real strength and conviction in her views when dealing with difficult or potentially conflicting situations which provides us with a great deal of confidence.” Client Feedback

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