Nikolai Llewellyn

Senior Associate
Contact Number: 029 2267 5940

Nikolai is a Senior Associate in the Military department and advises current and former military personnel with various health conditions and injuries, with a particular focus on occupational disease such as noise induced hearing loss and non-freezing cold injury.

Nikolai also specialises in serious injury accident claims, having undertaken a broad range of high value claims including accidents at work, public liability and serious road traffic accidents.

He is passionate about his work and motivated by obtaining the very best results for his clients, both in terms of the compensation they receive and their rehabilitation. 

Nikolai is originally from Aberfan and prior to completing his training contract at Hugh James, Nikolai worked as an exporter in Hong Kong and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.

Career History

  • Senior Associate at Hugh James: 2020
  • Immigration Solicitor at Newfields Law: 2019 
  • Senior Associate at Hugh James: 2018
  • Associate at Hugh James: 2015 
  • Solicitor at Hugh James: 2011
  • Qualified at Hugh James: October 2011
  • Trained at Hugh James: 2009 - 2011
  • Worked in Hong Kong as an exporter: 2008 - 2009
  • Paralegal at Hugh James: 2007 - 2008 


  • Cardiff University: Legal Practice Course 2006 - 2007
  • Cardiff University: LLB Law 2003 - 2006


  • Fluent Mandarin Chinese

My overall experience with Hugh James was excellent and I was updated regularly on the progress of my claim. It was made clear to me from the beginning that the process may take some time and the reasons for this. The regular contact I received from Hugh James on where we were at with my claim left me assured that they were doing all that they could to proceed in my best interests. It transpired that my claim was difficult in that I was not claiming for hearing loss directly related to gun shots or being exposed to heavy artillery and Nikolai was honest with me that I might not be successful. Despite this, he worked hard on my behalf and it resulted in me being financially compensated for the NIHL and tinnitus related to my military service. I would recommend using Hugh James to anyone out there who has suffered NIHL as a result of their service in the military. On a personal level I found them to be empathic and sympathetic to my cause as well as being highly knowledgeable in their field.



My claim which had been dealt with by Hugh James was handled very professionally from the start to the finish. I was kept up to date with all aspects and was provided with expert advice throughout. I simply can't recommend this company enough. The level of service which was provided to me by my solicitor from Hugh James has been second to none and I would not hesitate to use this company again should the need arise.

Tim Sharpe


My experience with Hugh James and in particular Nikolai has been positive overall. Nikolai was prompt in his responses and answered all queries that I had. I am happy with the final outcome and I’m glad I decided to use Hugh James. They were professional and easy to communicate with. I would definitely recommend them to others.

Kai Evans


I could not be happier with the service provided by Hugh James, Nikolai in particular. Nothing was too much effort. A kind, personal, professional and friendly service which is needed with the sensitive nature of the claims. From beginning to end, Nikolai kept me informed of updates, advised me on the best course of action, whilst allowing me to stay fully in control of key decisions. I could not recommend Hugh James and Nikolai more.

Damian C