Nicola Hutchinson > Reeds Solicitors > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Reeds Solicitors
4 York Court
Upper York Street

Work Department

Private Crime Team, Complex Crime Team


Solicitor Advocate, Area Manager (South West)


Nicola is a Solicitor-Advocate and is the Area Manager for the Magistrates Court team in the South West (Bristol, Gloucester and Wiltshire), with overall responsibility for the supervision and management of our teams across these areas.  She is a duty solicitor and has a wealth of experience advising and assisting clients at the Police Station, and representing and defending clients at the Magistrates Court.  She has also attained her Higher Rights accreditation, enabling her to conduct advocacy in the Crown Court.

With a particular reputation for her persuasive advocacy skills, Nicola is sought out by clients charged with a range of offences, and routinely represents those facing allegations of fraud, possession or cultivation of drugs, possession with intent to supply, drug conspiracies, sexual offences, public order offences, motoring offences including excess alcohol, burglary, criminal damage, and arson in the Magistrates Court.

Nicola’s knowledge of criminal law is outstanding, as is her attention to detail in the careful preparation of each one of her cases. She is an open minded and approachable solicitor who is dedicated to her client’s cases and their well-being and has therefore quickly amassed, retained and developed a significant and loyal client base in the Bristol area, frequently going above and beyond what is required to help them in securing good results.



Lawyer Rankings

South West > Crime, fraud and licensing > General crime and fraud

(Next Generation Partners)

Nicola HutchinsonReeds Solicitors

At Reeds Solicitors, the national offering is split between the complex crime and private crime teams, which are headed up by Oxford-based practitioners Julian Richards and Stuart Matthews, respectively; the former group focuses on large-scale fraud, drug conspiracies and HMRC work, while the latter spans a broad range of general criminal mandates. In Bristol, ‘keen legal mindStephen Clifford heads up the Crown Court practice, while Nicola Hutchinson oversees the private client and criminal department. Solicitor-advocate Andy Lee is noted for his ‘wealth of experience in serious and complex matters‘.