Nicola Hammerton

Nicola Hammerton

Senior Associate Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Nicola is a Senior Associate in Kennedys’ Chelmsford office. She joined Kennedys in 2007 and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2009, having completed her training contract with the firm.

Nicola acts for a range of insurers, third party administrators, local authorities, brokers and corporate organisations in relation to motor and casualty claims. She deals with all aspects of large loss and catastrophic injury claims, including liability disputes, brain injury and fatal accident claims. She also advises in relation to indemnity and policy issues.

She provides clear and concise advice, with an emphasis on economics and an understanding of the commercial pressures facing her clients. Nicola regularly delivers training to clients and has contributed to Kennedys’ personal injury publications.

Nicola is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).

Qualifications

  • Qualified in England and Wales in 2009

Work highlights

  • Secured an early discontinuance in relation a claim pleaded in excess of £250,000, in which surveillance footage and social media evidence raised significant concerns about the claimant’s credibility.
  • Secured an early economic settlement in relation to a claim pursued by a part-time model who had sustained facial injuries as a result of a road traffic collision. There was a significant risk that the claimant, who was in her early 20s, would require jaw replacement surgery within 10 years of the accident date.
  • Managed a claim in which a woman in her mid-30s sustained significant injuries to both knees, which would lead to a bilateral knee replacement with at least two revisions within the claimant’s lifetime. The claim was pleaded in the sum of £3 million and settled for £1.6 million.