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WWL Ranking: Recommended

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Nicole Sandells QC is held in high esteem by sources who commend her over 20 years of experience with negligence issues in a civil fraud and recovery context. 

Biography

Nicole is known for her expertise in complex professional negligence cases, particularly in the Chancery, civil fraud, property, trusts, and finance fields. Her broad Chancery commercial background brings a wealth of underlying knowledge and experience, including novel use of equitable remedies and asset recovery principles. She has impressive experience in unjust enrichment, subrogation, and restitution cases in the professional indemnity context. She is well versed in the complexities of underlying areas, from conveyancing and Land Registration procedures to probate and trust disputes and even Court of Protection practice.

Nicole is never happier than when finding novel answers to tricky problems. Her practice has given her the opportunity to argue many ground-breaking legal points in the Court of Appeal throughout her career, and she has had three successful trips to the Supreme Court.

Nicole is a master of detail. She particularly enjoys the challenge of cross-examining expert witnesses. Nicole is popular with clients and has a very approachable style, with an enviable ability to convey complex ideas with a clarity and conviction that inspires confidence in judges and clients.

Clients describe her as 'a master tactician who is exceptionally bright and has a fantastic ability to condense significant evidential information' and ‘a mega-brain, with encyclopaedic legal knowledge and the ability to cut through complex legal issues with ease’. One judge said of her as an oral advocate I begin to run out of superlatives to describe her performance ... a scrupulously polite but devastatingly effective cross-examiner, and a very persuasive advocate when addressing the judge... she is the kind of advocate who does make a difference.”

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