Nicola is a director at Talbots and leads the commercial property team. She advises on all aspects of commercial property matters from acquisitions, disposals and re-mortgages to commercial leases and landlord and tenant issues.
Her clients include small to medium owner managed businesses, investment landlords, charities, franchisees, private investors, publicans, clubs & societies and pension funds to individuals and partnerships. She advises on all types of commercial premises ranging from high street shops, fast food outlets, post offices, offices, shops on retail parks, social club premises and trade & manufacturing units.
Nicola has a speciality in franchising having advised the franchisees of an international leading brand in fast food restaurants for nearly 15 years. She has also advised franchisees opening new franchises in coffee, optometry, safety deposit boxes, hair dressing, ICT, and sandwich outlets.
Nicola also advises a number of local charities and has been a trustee of a local charity and chair of a free school having assisted with the legal aspects of the conversion from an independent school to a free school.
Nicola started her career in local government and then went to work for a leading law firm in Birmingham where she progressed to an Associate. Whilst there for over 10 years Nicola gained experience in development and retail & property management workfor a wide range of blue chip companies and public bodies. Nicola then moved to the Black Country working for another highly regarded firm in the area before joining Talbots in 2006 to lead the commercial property team.