Nicola is an experienced advocate in civil, public and regulatory law. She is a member of 39 Essex Sports group. She has a particular interest in safeguarding issues as a result of her involvement in historic abuse litigation in the civil field, as well as her public law work involving abuse of vulnerable adults and children. She works in the following areas:
Safeguarding issues in sport whether in the context of sports arbitrations or civil claims.
Disciplinary cases in the sporting context.
Advising on GDPR and confidentiality issues in the sporting context.
Acting in claims for damages for misuse of private information and/or breaches of the Data Protection Act and the Human Rights Act. Recent highlights include:
Advising in relation to a high profile, confidential investigation into safeguarding issues in the employment law context, in particular GDPR issues and disclosure obligations.
Acting in sexual abuse claims raising issues of consent, vicarious liability and limitation.
Acting in disciplinary cases where the allegations concern inappropriate sexual misconduct/abuse of position
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