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Nicola J. Ellis

Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001
Nicola Ellis is a partner with the construction and infrastructure practice in the London office.  She acts for clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters, including advising on negotiating and drafting construction documentation and the various forms of dispute resolution. Ms. Ellis has extensive experience advising developers, contractors and consultants on numerous standard form contracts (particularly NEC3) and appointments, as well as bespoke forms.

Professional Background

Nicola joined K&L Gates in April 2012. She previously worked within the construction and engineering team at another city law firm, which she joined on qualification in 2006.

Nicola has also been seconded to the legal departments of two global engineering companies, where she worked in-house advising on various non-contentious projects in the areas of oil and gas, rail and highways and transportation.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Technology & Construction Solicitors Association (TeCSA) (Member)

Speaking Engagements

  • Various seminars to clients on NEC3 and general construction issues including limits of liability, collateral warranties and consultants' appointments.
  • advising a financial institution on various construction documents in respect of large scale fit-out works at its branches and offices using both JCT and NEC forms of contract.
  • advising a developer on the procurement strategy for design and construction of a large multi-use development, drafting and negotiating all construction documentation;
  • advising on, drafting and negotiating construction documentation in relation to a number of high value and high specification residential properties in London acting on behalf of the employer using JCT and RIBA standard forms;
  • acting for a large developer on a dispute relating to defective flooring at a unit within a large retail development;
  • acting for a large engineering contractor on a dispute relating to damage caused by an overturned chemical reactor