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Natasha Nicholas

Associate
Contact Number: 029 2267 5470

Natasha is an Associate in the Construction, Energy and Projects team and focuses on Construction Litigation.

Natasha has experience in advising and acting on the resolution and avoidance of a wide variety of infrastructure, energy and general construction and engineering disputes relating to issues such as changes and/or variations, compensation events and/or relevant events, delay, cost (including final account disputes) and defects.

Natasha has acted on behalf of employers, developers, contractors and subcontractors alike across a range of projects and has experience of litigation in the Technology and Construction Court, adjudication, arbitration and mediation.

Recent experience

  • Assisting cross-office on an adjudication on behalf of an infrastructure client in a £33m claim brought by the contractor.
  • Assisting and acting on a series of 4 adjudications (all within a 13 month time period) on behalf of a pharmaceutical client, resulting in a saving of £5m to the client against the sums claimed by the contractor.
  • Acting on behalf of an energy client in an arbitration under the LCIA Rules, resulting in a 7 figure settlement.
  • Acting on behalf of a developer client in relation to a breach of contract claim and counter claim, resulting in a 6 figure settlement.
  • Acting on behalf of an employer client in a £1.6m defects claim against its contractor, settled pre-action.

Work History

Natasha has a BA in Business Management and started her career in law having completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at Swansea University. Natasha trained at local law firm Douglas-Jones Mercer and qualified as a solicitor in March 2018. Natasha accepted a Newly Qualified role at Acuity Law, before moving across to Eversheds Sutherland in 2019. Natasha joined Hugh James in January 2022 as an Associate.