Nicola Ellis focuses her practice on the development and construction of energy and infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on rail infrastructure and energy infrastructure, including renewable energy, green hydrogen, nuclear and LNG. Nicola leans on her extensive practice of over 16 years to act for owners, developers, contractors, suppliers and consultants on their infrastructure projects, including on numerous bespoke EPC contracts and standard form contracts (particularly FIDIC, NEC, and JCT), appointments, maintenance agreements, supply agreements and all related construction documentation. In particular, Nicola advises clients on the development of new infrastructure for green hydrogen production, and counsels clients on the intricacies of the developing hydrogen industry.
She has worked on numerous rail projects around the world including both 'brownfield' and 'greenfield' rail signaling projects in the UK, Qatar and Malaysia.
Nicola joined the firm 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 rail, highways and transportation and oil and gas.
- Recognised by The Legal 500 United Kingdom edition as a Recommended Lawyer for Rail in London, 2024