Nichola Evans

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution

Department: Dispute Resolution
Tel: 0161 912 6365


Nichola is a Partner and heads up our Litigation Department

Areas of Expertise

Nichola has over 25 years’ experience of dealing with commercial litigation matters. She has litigated matters both in the domestic courts (including the specialist divisions of the High Court plus appeal courts) and arbitration (domestic and international).

Nichola specialises in high value commercial litigation claims and has operated in a number of sectors. She is known for her commercial, pragmatic approach and has considerable experience of Alternative Dispute Resolution in all its forms. Nichola is also a CMC Registered Mediator.

Reported cases include:

  • Amlin Corporate Member Limited and others v oriental Assurance Corporation [2012] EWCA 1341 – Court of Appeal Judgment in relation to “follow the settlement” clauses.
  • Amlin Corporate Member Limited and others [2014] EWCA Civ 1135 – Court of Appeal Judgment relating to the operation of a typhoon warranty.
  • BT Cornwall Limited v Cornwall Council and others [2015] EWHC 3755 – Commercial Court Judgment following an expedited timetable dealing with the procurement and termination of an IT contract worth £160M.
  • Ted Baker PLC v AXA Insurance UK PLC and others [2017] EWCA Civ 4097 – Court of Appeal Judgment establishing a Duty to Speak in insurance  and wider commercial contracts.
  • Hallett and others v Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWCA Civ 1394 – representative claim brought by the BMA to establish whether Trusts had been monitoring correctly whether junior doctors had been able to take natural breaks.
  • Manolete Partners Plc Dalal & Ors [2022] EWHC 1597 (Ch) – acting for first and fourth defendant in a claim relating to the breach of directors’ duties and unlawful preferences in relation to a claim which had gone on into liquidation.


Leading Individual Legal 500


“Nichola Evans is an excellent negotiator and a shrewd tactician – clients find it easy to place their faith in her.” Legal 500 2023

“Nichola Evans is available to talk to at the drop of the hat and is always willing to discuss all matters no matter how big or small the issue is. She clearly has extensive knowledge of the commercial litigation market and I feel safe in the knowledge that when I do place a client with her, Nichola will be looking after their interests in the best possible wayLegal 500 2023

“Nichola Evans – vastly experienced in her field, a strategic powerhouse with fantastic client handling skills. Has a knack of being able to translate a complex and often challenging legal situation into a strong negotiating position” Legal 500 2022

“Nichola Evans is a standout partner, particularly in fraud work. Very easy to get on with and with a first class legal brain” Legal 500 2022


Qualified 1993

Kuits 2023


University of Leeds

Away from the Office

Watching football (Wrexham season ticket holder)

Spending time with family walking with our dog in Wales


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