Nicola joined Debenhams Ottaway in 2014 as a legal assistant in our private client team. Nicola has worked within the legal profession in family, litigation for over 30 years and has over 8 years’ experience in private client work.

Nicola works with partner, Rachel Hyndman, and is often the first point of contact for our new clients. Using her wealth of experience, she assists with taking instructions and maintaining a close working relationship with clients.

Nicola prides herself on being efficient and empathetic to clients in often difficult and sensitive circumstances.


Nicola assists with the day to day administration of estate matters, the drafting of Wills and the preparation and registration of lasting powers of attorney and enduring powers of attorney.

Prior to joining Debenhams Ottaway in 2014, Nicola was a personal assistant to the senior partner of a local family practice. She is currently studying for her diploma with the National Association of Paralegals.