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Rahman Ravelli

Work Department

Fraud, civil fraud, business crime, civil recovery, regulatory


Nicola is a partner at Rahman Ravelli. She is known for her successes in cases involving private prosecutions, civil asset recovery, financial disputes and business crime. Her expertise in DPA negotiations, devising preventative measures and conducting internal investigations means that national and international corporations regularly seek her services.

Nicola manages multinational investigations into cross-border investment frauds and leads the defence of corporate clients in enforcement actions brought by the SFO, FCA and European bodies; including European Commission anti-fraud regulator, OLAF.  She also leads multi-agency, international corporate crime cases; including many involving bribery and corruption and money laundering.


Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors – Trainee Solicitor – 2005 – 2007 (qualified 2007)

Waddingtons – Solicitor – 2007 – 2008

Rahman Ravelli – 2008 – Present – Positions held:

  • Associate 7 Senior Associate Solicitor 2008 – 2019
  • Legal Director – 2019 – 2021
  • Partner – 2021 – present




Law Society
International Bar Association
American Bar Association
Fraud lawyers Association
Female Fraud Lawyers
Women in Criminal Law
Private Prosecutions Association


University of Huddersfield – LLB Bachelor of Law Degree – 2004
University of Huddersfield – Legal Practice Course – 200

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud

(Next Generation Partners)

Nicola SharpRahman Ravelli

Rahman Ravelli, a firm equipped to support on local, national and multijurisdictional proceedings, is home to extensive experience in fraud, white-collar and corporate crime, money laundering and tax evasion. Managing partner Aziz Rahman is a go-to for international bribery and corruption issues and is supported by Nicola Sharp, an acclaimed name for financial investigations, money laundering and cross-border investment fraud. Syed Rahman is a further standout and has developed prominent expertise in a number of emerging areas, including SPAC-related matters and cryptocurrency fraud.