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I qualified as a Solicitor in July 2008 and joined Buckles in September 2016.
I specialise exclusively in employment law, working on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters primarily for businesses and high-level individuals, including reviewing and drafting contracts of employment, company policies and procedures. I also advise on unfair dismissal claims, discrimination claims, breach of contract claims, post termination restrictions, settlement agreements and Employment Tribunal processes.
Having had previous experience working in a HR role, I’ve gained a valuable understanding of the day-to-day issues faced by both employers and employees which enables me to empathise with my clients. I have also previously spent a number of years dealing solely with tribunal claims which has given me significant experience of the process involved.
I have a down-to-earth and proactive approach and focus on providing clear and concise advice.
I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) and I’m based at our Peterborough office. I am also the Chair of the HR Forum of the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce.
When I’m not working, I enjoy snowboarding, going to gym, hiking through the countryside with my gorgeous dogs and, if this isn’t enough to occupy my time, I like to travel too!
Nicola is a Chambers UK 2022 ranked lawyer and a Legal 500 Rising Star. A Rising Star has been defined by Legal 500 as “…associates who make a material difference to the practice.”
We worked closely with Nicola Cockerill who was knowledgeable, provided advice and was very patient was us as we muddled through a challenging period in relation to our Human Resource strategy.Legal 500, 2022
Nicola Cockerill is an exceptional legal professional. My business trusts her advice and finds her to be completely honest and we find her thoroughly professional. I think Nicola has an excellent manner and we find her experience and wealth of knowledge an absolute “must have” for our business.Legal 500, 2022n
Thank you for representing me and walking me through this redundancy settlement process, it has been a pleasure working with you
Many thanks for all the excellent help and advice over recent months.
Although you may say it's your job, I would like to thank you for your help and advice. It may not have been the outcome I would have hoped but I still have a job which I can do without worry until I am ready to hand in my notice which will probably be at the end of the year. Thank you once again
Please pass on my gratitude to Nicola for all her advice and sterling work.