Elizabeth Nicholls

Barrister and Civil and Commercial Mediator

Call: 2018 

Practice Summary

Elizabeth is a Civil and Commercial Mediator trained by ADR Group, she is also an Arbitrator and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Elizabeth comes to chambers with over 20 years’ experience in industry.

Before becoming a barrister, Elizabeth worked for a leading global consumer products manufacturer, managing product development and branded/own brand marketing. Latterly, she worked for one of the UK’s leading supermarket retailers, leading international buying and marketing teams, resolving high-value disputes with some of the world’s biggest blue-chip companies.

Elizabeth has extensive experience of manufacturing, contracts, product development and business disputes. She has successfully negotiated multi-million pound disputes in international trading environments, including Europe, Hong-Kong and China. She has a broad interest in chancery, commercial and intellectual property issues. She is one of a handful of barristers who deal with aboricultural related issues.

Elizabeth is an effective communicator and mediator, even where there is high pressure or previous negative relationships. She has the ability to think commercially and strategically when working with all her clients.

Elizabeth takes mediation instructions in a broad range of disputes including;

  • commercial
  • contract
  • business disputes
  • nuisance - animals and Japanese knotweed
  • aboricultural issues – trees, hedges, buildings
  • manufacturing - industrial, ingredients, materials
  • consumer products and retail
  • intellectual property – trademarks, copyright, branding and marketing.

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