Nicola is the firm’s Managing Partner and is responsible for the day to day management of the firm, as well as planning and developing the business strategy to drive the firm forward.
Since joining the firm in 2000, Nicola has built an exceptional reputation in the Wimborne area for her expertise in a variety of legal disciplines. She specialises in Wills, Probate and all aspects of work relating to the elderly client including Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Applications. Nicola was also head of our busy conveyancing department for several years and has vast experience in all aspects of residential conveyancing and related property matters.
Before qualifying as a solicitor Nicola was a nurse working in the community with elderly patients and as a result has experience of dealing with those suffering from Alzheimers Disease and those that have been bereaved. Nicola has empathy and compassion when dealing with elderly clients, and has been instrumental in ensuring that all staff are “Dementia Friendly” trained.
An active member of the Bournemouth and District Law Society, Nicola is also one of a team of solicitors who provide an advisory service at the Wimborne Citizens Advice Bureau. In the past she helped to organise a local charity event in Wimborne raising over £10,000 for Poole Hospital. Nicola is a trustee on the Board of Relate which is a charitable organisation supporting cross border family relationships.
Having always lived in Dorset, Nicola enjoys reading, walking, cycling, cooking and going to the theatre. Nicola also has a keen interest in homeopathic remedies and alternative therapies, holds a Reiki practitioner certificate, and is a Companion of the Chalice Well Garden in Glastonbury – a retreat for people of all faiths and denominations.
Nicola’s Client Testimonials:
“Great understanding shown during a very difficult time.”
"Brilliant service. Many thanks."
"Thank you for helping to get through the minefield and securing the keys to my business. Thank goodness I found you, my last Solicitor was very slow and rarely took my calls as she probably had bigger clients than me. I wouldn't have got there this quickly with another Solicitor- your skill at dealing with the other parties has made such a difference. Thank you for all your help."
"Excellent service all round- nothing lacking."
"We have been with HGW for several years now and we stay because of the very professional and accessible service Simon Nethercott provides."
"Simon is always an excellent ambassador for Harold G Walker Solicitors...we enjoy his approach, straight forwardness and humour!"
"Simon Nethercott and all of his team were exceptional in their professionalism and care of all our needs and expectations. Absolutely 100%- many many thanks!"