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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 Partners

Nicola Mead-Batten - Capital Law Limited

Within: Public sector

Jointly headed by Jon Ely and Nicola Mead-Batten, Capital Law Limited 's four-partner team has an 'excellent appreciation of the Welsh public sector', and continues to pick up an increased flow of work in the area by dint of its appointment on to the National Procurement Services Solicitors framework. The team is also active in public sector-related work outside of Wales and this was recently underscored by the firm's appointment to the Crown Commercial Services panel, enabling it to handle work throughout the UK. Mead-Batten has 'broad experience across a wide range of public sector and regulatory matters' and is particularly noted for her administrative and judicial review expertise. Senior associate Rhiannon Holtham has a strong reputation for handling procurement and state aid matters. The arrival in September 2018 of senior associate Trish D’Souza  from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP  strengthens the firm's offering in the education space, in particular. Jeremy Williams departed in March 2018 to set up his own legal consultancy practice.

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Wales: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Next Generation Partners

Nicola Mead-Batten - Capital Law Limited

Within: Commercial litigation

Led by the 'highly experienced and technically excellent' Stephen Meade, Capital Law Limited 's 15-strong team has the critical mass to handle a broad spectrum of litigation, which runs the gamut from corporate disputes through to high-stakes public law matters. The firm has developed an excellent reputation in the healthcare sector and continues to pick up a significant flow of work for the British Medical Association, including some high-profile judicial review matters. The 'commercial and effective' Andrew Brown is well regarded in the third party funding market and was central to the establishment of the firm's own litigation fund, Capital Dispute Finance. Nicola Mead-Batten is praised for her 'lateral thinking' and puts this to good effect on public law-related disputes, in particular. Philip Jones regularly handles GP partnership disputes, as part of his broad ranging offering.

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