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:
We would like to thank you for all the helpful advice you gave us regarding the setting up of the Discretionary Trust for our grandson, it was very much appreciated.Mr & Mrs Lendy, May 2017
Thank you Nicky for dealing with our matter in such a speedy manner- it is much appreciated by both myself and my wife.Feb 2017
Heartfelt and genuine thanks for all you have done for me and my Dad. Your kindness and warmth and humour will always be remembered by me.Jan 2017
“Thank you enormously for an excellent session this morning. Both John and I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it hugely beneficial. You certainly managed to fill in the many gaps in our knowledge and understanding and really set our minds at rest about the future and about the right courses of action we now need to take.”
“Nicola, thank you for everything you did for my mum and me. Without you I would not have got through the last few months. Thank you so much”
“I should like to say that this is a good example of the services I have received from your good-self and HGW, not only willing to deal with things quickly and efficiently but for you personally, probably the fastest email responses I have seen for a very long time. It has been a pleasure to work with you.”
“It was a surprisingly pleasant experience for me. I was extremely happy with the advice, reassurance and explanation from you and your joyful staff”
“My friend has spoken very highly of you and your expertise and has expressed his confidence in your professionalism and abilities in the services you provide. I look forward to working with you!”
“Just a quick note to say thank you so very much for all your help with the sale. You have made it so easy for me and been really patient and understanding throughout the entire process”