“Nicola, I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your time and help today. Your advice and sincerity towards me was invaluable and I am extremely grateful. At 1415 this afternoon the CPS decided I had no case to answer and I was released. I will keep your card but, with all due respect, I hope I personally have no requirement for your specialty going forward. To be honest Nicola, I cannot express how thankful I am for your help this morning.”Client
“Thank you so much for representing me in court. I definitely could not have done it without you and your kindness and guidance.Client
As you knew, I have never been to court in my life and I never want to experience it again as it is a terrifying experience.
I am so pleased that I had someone who was so kind and thorough to see me through this ordeal so thank you once again.”
“I'd like to thank you on behalf of the whole family. We couldn't have done it without you! That was a brilliant result and I hope we can all put this case behind us and move on. ”
“Just a short note to say the summary of my current situation you expressed to the court and judges was absolutely amazing. I can’t thank you enough for all the time, effort and professional work you have put into my case. I am and always will be one of your clients should the need arise. I will also inform work colleagues, friends what you have achieved for me today. ”Client
“Nicola, thank you so much for your help.Client
I felt like you really fought for me.
I really do appreciate everything you have done.”
“Thank you for the brilliant work you did representing our son in his recent case. We are very grateful to you and would recommend you and Reeds to anyone who needs a solicitor.”Client's father
“I’ve now had some time to reflect and wow it feels good!Client
I’d like to thank you for taking such great care of me, it really made me feel confident and assured – you really are an absolute expert in your field.
“I wanted to say a big thank you for all your help.Client
I think the outcome has finally sunk in and it wouldn’t have been possible without your professionalism and knowledge.
“Nicola Hutchinson is great in the court room!”Legal 500, 2021
Partner, Solicitor Advocate & Area Manager (Crime - Southwest)
Areas of law:
Appeals Against Conviction, Appeal Against Sentence, Magistrates’ Court, Youth Court, Police Station, Crime and Investigation
Nicola is a Partner, Solicitor-Advocate and is the Area Manager for the Magistrates Court team in the South West (Bristol, Gloucester and Wiltshire), with overall responsibility for the supervision and management of our teams across these areas. She is a duty solicitor and has experience advising and assisting clients at Police Station, and representing and defending clients at the Magistrates Court; and also attained her Higher Rights accreditation enabling her to conduct advocacy in the Crown Court.
With a particular reputation for her persuasive advocacy skills, Nicola is sought out by clients charged with a range of offences, and routinely represents those facing allegations of fraud, possession or cultivation of drugs, possession with intent to supply, drug conspiracies, sexual offences, public order offences, motoring offences including excess alcohol, burglary, criminal damage, and arson in the Magistrates Court.
Nicola’s knowledge of criminal law is outstanding, as is her attention to detail in the careful preparation of each one of her cases. She is an open minded and approachable solicitor who is dedicated to her client’s cases and their well-being and has therefore quickly amassed, retained and developed a significant and loyal client base in the Bristol area, frequently going above and beyond what is required to help them in securing good results.
In accordance with the Solicitors’ Regulatory Transparency Rules for motoring offences we confirm that Nicola Hutchinson charges Level A hourly rates.