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Nicola Mead-Batten

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Capital Law Limited

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Public Sector, Administrative Law (Public Law and Disputes)


Nicola is a Partner in the Commercial Disputes team at Capital Law. She joined Capital in June 2015 after nine years in the Dispute Resolution team at Baker McKenzie in London.  Nicola is also part of the Regulatory, Media and Construction teams at Capital.

An experienced commercial litigator, Nicola has a focus on regulatory matters, with particular experience in the media, healthcare and sport.  She advises the likes of the British Medical Association, Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Gambling Commission, the Royal Mint, Cardiff City FC, Welsh Language Commissioner and Future Generations Commissioner on public law/ regulatory matters.

Nicola has undertaken a number of secondments during her career including to Baker McKenzie’s office in Melbourne, Australia, and client secondments at the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, Accenture and the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund.


Qualified 2008; Baker McKenzie LLP, London and Melbourne, Australia – 2006 to 2015; Client secondments: Professional Standards' Authority for Health and Social Care (2007), Accenture (2009) and the Merchant Navy Offices Pension Fund (2011); Capital Law 2015; Promoted to Partner 2017.


The Law Society of England and Wales; PULSA (Public Law Solicitors’ Association), Founding member of YPLG (Young Public law Lawyers’ Group)


University of Warwick (BA Law & Sociology, First class honours); Nottingham Trent University (Legal Practice Course, Distinction)


Outside of work, Nicola enjoys spending time with her young family, writing books, and playing and watching sport including football and tennis.


Public sector

Within: Next generation lawyers

Nicola Mead-Batten - Capital Law LLP

Within: Public sector

The 'personable, enthusiastic, committed and engaged' team at Capital Law LLP is 'impressively strong at public law and regulatory/compliance issues' where it is able to provide 'expert advice on the Welsh jurisdiction and Wales’ specific legal requirements'. The team has picked up a significant amount of public sector work since its appointment to the NPS panel including Jeremy Williams' work for the Welsh government on the M4 relief road project, work which has expanded to include dealing with all the parties affected where the proposed relief road impacts on their interests. The 'very approachable and knowledgeable all-rounder' Nicola Mead-Batten has a 'real capacity for lateral thinking and a great commercial acumen', particularly as it relates to judicial review matters as demonstrated by her high-profile work alongside commercial litigator Stephen Meade for the British Medical Association. Senior associate Rhiannon Holtham 'has very strong waste procurement knowledge' and is acting for Caerphilly County Borough Council on the procurement of the Organics Waste treatment contract.

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Wales: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

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