Nicola Hill

Partner and Head of Department

Regulatory

"She has a real determination to deliver the best service and understands what we need."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2020

"….capable, hard-working and thorough" and "has become a real expert in the field…..her varied clientele includes solicitors, architects and medical professionals”.

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2016

Nicola is the Head of the Regulatory and Professional Discipline Practice Area; responsible for a team of over 50 solicitors, barristers, legal assistants, paralegals and support whom advise individuals, organisations and regulatory bodies in all spheres.

Nicola has a substantial regulatory and professional discipline practice.  Her focus is on healthcare regulation and in particular advising the Health and Care Professions Council for whom she has acted since 2003.

She also has experience acting for the General Dental Council, Security Industry Authority and the National College for Teaching and Leadership and its predecessor bodies.

She sits as a Clerk to the Professional Conduct Committee of the Architects Registration Board.

Nicola is a solicitor advocate having obtained her Higher Rights of Audience in May 2007.

She heads up a team of extremely talented lawyers advising and prosecuting on behalf of regulators and organisations and defending professionals facing action by their regulator.

Nicola was the Kingsley Napley Trainee Principal between 2011 and 2016 and had responsibility for the recruitment, training and retention of our 13 trainee solicitors

As President of the LCCSA Nicola (represented by Kingsley Napley’s Public Law team) took successful Judicial Review proceedings against the Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling and his proposed changes to publicly funded criminal legal aid.

Nicola Hill is a previous president of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association and used this position to bring about a defeat of the government on proposed legal aid reforms. Nicola’s influence in the legal sector is significant and she welcomes the opportunity to debate and lead change where of importance to our regulatory clients.

What Clients and Directories have said

"excellent"

Legal 500 2019

"She's good and she's very proactive for clients."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2019

"….capable, hard-working and thorough" and "has become a real expert in the field…..her varied clientele includes solicitors, architects and medical professionals”.

Chambers and Partners 2016

‘….has expertise in the healthcare sector and regularly acts on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council. Sources describe her as "extremely knowledgeable.’

Chambers and Partners 2015

‘….recognised for her work in high-level matters concerning the HCPC and legal assessor work.’

Chambers and Partners 2014

“…..good at responding to change," as well as being "very thorough, responsible, with the utmost discretion.’

Chambers and Partners 2013

“….a key cog within the team”

Chambers and Partners 2012

‘……fair, thorough and good at fostering client relationships.’

Chambers and Partners 2011

"‘….absolute integrity’ and ‘displays independent’ and ‘sound judgement’ 

Legal 500 2012

 

Professional societies and memberships

 

"She's good and she's very proactive for clients."

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2019

‘level-headed’ and ‘approachable’

Legal 500 UK, 2017

...a real expert in the field

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2016

...recognised for her work in high-level matters concerning the HCPC and legal assessor work.

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2014

Market sources say she is 'good at responding to change,' as well as being 'very thorough, responsible, with the utmost discretion'...

Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession,  2013

...has ‘absolute integrity’, and ‘displays independent and sound judgement'...

Legal 500 UK, 2012

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Contact Nicola

+44 (0)20 7814 1226

nhill@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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