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 > Crime: general

(Next Generation Partners)

Nicola HutchinsonReeds Solicitors

Based in Bristol, the team at Reeds Solicitors has developed a reputation among its clients for ‘outstanding professionalism, expertise in the field, resilience, tact and focus‘. Its lawyers are dedicated to criminal and prison law, with substantial experience in criminal defence. The group often works alongside colleagues across the country, with an increasing focus on complex and private crime matters. Jointly heading the group are solicitor-advocates Stephen Clifford, who leads on Crown Court work, and Nicola Hutchinson, who was promoted to partner in 2020, having established herself as an expert in private client and magistrates’ court issues. The ‘exceptional‘ Andy Lee, also a solicitor-advocate and accredited duty solicitor, is building a reputation for defending clients against serious criminal allegations.