Nicola Askey
      • Nicola Askey
      • Associate Solicitor (HCB Solicitors Ltd)
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    Nicola Askey

    Associate Solicitor (HCB Solicitors Ltd)

    Areas of Expertise - Litigation

    • Property Litigation
    • Contentious Probate 
    • Debt Recovery
    “Nikki is reliable, efficient and effective in her approach..[and] professional in her dealings.”
     
    Approach
     
    Nicola takes a practical and commercial approach to pursuing and defending disputes. She is recognised for her efficiency, desire to proceed in a cost-effective manner and dedication to achieving the best commercial solution in all cases. 
     
    Focus
     
    Nicola deals with a wide range of clients from private individuals, partnerships and SMEs. She has dealt with numerous landlord and tenant forfeiture and relief from forfeiture rent reviews, trespass, adverse possession, restrictive covenants, rights of way, notice to quit, break clauses, acting on behalf of both landlord and tenant. Nicola also specialises in contentious probate matters, acting for claimants and defendants in relation to Will challenges or claims against the Estate. Nicola proceeds in a cost-effective manner for her clients.
     
    Case studies and Experience:
    • Obtained a Possession Order against an occupier of housing for the elderly and vulnerable, who had failed to pay housing contribution.  
    • Act on behalf of the landlords in respect of tenant Claims under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 for new tenancies. 
    • Acted on behalf of a Trust, which provides housing for the elderly and vulnerable, in relation to debt recovery works.  Recovered arrears by way of instalment payments. 
    • Successfully defended a Claim by a third party in respect of a deceased Estate.
    • Advising both Tenants and Landlords on dilapidation claims.
    • ‘well-regarded’. Particularly admired for her easy-going nature with clients. ‘She is a tough but fair litigator. What we look for when dealing with these claims is someone constructive in a settlement meeting, rather than destructive and point-scoring – she is very much a constructive solicitor