Nicola Mead-Batten > Capital Law Limited > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Capital Law Limited
CAPITAL BUILDING
TYNDALL STREET
CARDIFF
CF10 4AZ
Wales

Work Department

Public Sector, Administrative Law (Public Law and Disputes)

Position

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.

“I am delighted to provide a reference for Capital Law and, in particular, Nicola Mead-Batten and Stephen Meade. We expect our external lawyers to embody our core values of professionalism, value and responsiveness, and Capital have been highly impressive against all three measures.

From the very early stages of their instruction, Nicola and Stephen have demonstrated obvious technical ability, a real capacity for lateral thinking, and great commercial acumen. Underpinned by sound legal analysis, they are always a step ahead in identifying the next critical questions to be addressed and, in a fast-moving regulatory environment, this has proved to be a real asset. There is clearly a breadth of talent across the team at Capital, as demonstrated by the quality of work carried out at all levels of the team. They are personable, enthusiastic, engaged and committed to the client’s interests. They have unquestionably added considerable value to every project in which they have been involved and I am pleased to recommend their services, particularly in the public and administrative law spheres.”

Chris Kenny, Chief Executive, Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

Career

  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (Nov 2017 – present)
  • Associate, Capital Law LLP (Jun 2015 – Nov 2017)
  • Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie (Jul 2013 – May 2015)
  • Associate Solicitor, Baker McKenzie Australia (Jan 2013 – Jul 2013)
  • Associate Solicitor, Baker McKenzie (Sept 2008 – Dec 2012)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Baker McKenzie (Sept 2006 – Aug 2008)

Memberships

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

Education

  • Nottingham Trent University: Legal Practice Course (2005 – 2006)
  • University of Warwick: BA Law & Sociology (2000 – 2004)

Leisure

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

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

Effectively able ‘to leverage knowledge from wider practice areas’, the ‘helpful and organised‘ multi-disciplinary team at Capital Law Limited provides an ‘outstanding‘ service to charitable businesses, not-for-profit education providers and trade unions. Nicola Mead-Batten  demonstrates ‘the right blend of technical expertise and client facing skills’ and leverages her market-leading public law/regulatory expertise for many clients in the not-for-profit sector.

Wales > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

(Leading individuals)

Nicola Mead-BattenCapital Law Limited

Wales > Public sector

(Leading individuals)

Nicola Mead-BattenCapital Law Limited

The ‘extremely cohesive, efficient and well organised’ multidisciplinary team at Capital Law Limited is ‘fantastically knowledgeable‘ in the space, as was recently underscored by its impressive showing across a multitude of lots on the NPS. The undoubted ‘star player‘, however, remains team head Nicola Mead-Batten  who has ‘the right blend of technical expertise and client facing skills’ and is according to one client: ‘probably the best public law solicitor in England and Wales at the moment’. This expertise manifests itself in a range of ways, including in relation to freedom of information requests and judicial review matters.  ‘Extremely efficient and organised‘ senior associate Trish D’Souza is also a key member of the team, particularly as a result of her ‘excellent knowledge of higher education in the public sector’.