Nicola Ellis is partner in the construction and infrastructure practice area and a member of the rail group. She acts for clients on non-contentious matters, including advising on negotiating and drafting construction documentation and the various forms of dispute resolution. Nicola has extensive experience advising on construction and infrastructure projects, acting for developers, contractors and consultants on numerous standard form contracts (particularly NEC, FIDIC and JCT) and appointments, as well as bespoke forms. Nicola also advises on the construction arrangements for a range of international infrastructure projects including LNG and renewable energy power projects. Nicola advised the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors as part of the drafting committee on the 2019 update to its Standard Form Consultants' Appointment.
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 has extensive experience of NEC3 and 4 and regularly lectures on the subject.
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.