Nichola Stephens


I am a Solicitor and currently work in our Company Commercial team, having initially joined Buckles as a Paralegal in June 2015.

I began my training contract with Buckles in October 2018, sitting in the Commercial Property department. I have since completed a six-month seat in our Dispute Resolution and Company Commercial teams.

Previously, I provided support as a Paralegal for our Family law team where my included drafting documents, attending Court with Counsel and interacting regularly with the clients. I was involved in all aspects of the team’s work including divorces, children matters, financial cases, injunctions and cohabitee situations.

I completed my Law degree at the University of Leeds and, in my penultimate year, I was awarded an Academic Scholarship. I graduated from BPP Law School with a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course in August 2018.

In my spare time, I enjoy catching up with my large family (I have 11 siblings!) which often involves going out for meals. I love travelling, inspired by my time as an English Teacher in Cambodia prior to joining Buckles, and generally enjoy being outdoors.

  • I have worked with the Buckles Corporate Team on a number of occasions, both on acquisitions and company sales. They have a brilliant corporate team and I am fortunate to have them on my doorstep. They do all the heavy lifting on our deals, and they get us to focus on the main commercial points, whilst delivering the project to tight deadlines. I have worked with Nigel Moore for many years and more recently Katy Poole and Nichola Stephens and they make a very strong team. They not afraid to disagree with me which I like as I trust their judgement and I appreciate their humour, which you need on a complex transactions.
    Simon Stephenson, Partner, BCF Equity Partners
  • I have used Buckles, in particular, Nigel for a number of years for various commercial reasons.  In April of last year, his team including Nichola and Emily were instrumental in a share acquisition deal acting on behalf of myself, and other shareholders.  I found them to be extremely competent, knowledgeable and experienced. The whole situation felt a lot less stressful due to their expertise.  I would strongly recommend them and their services.
    Aaron Taylor , Ecig Wizard