Nicola Davies

Partner - Property Litigation

Nicola Davies

Partner - Property Litigation

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I am a partner in the Property Litigation team. My work covers all aspects of estate management advising both landlords and tenant on issues related to commercial leases such as forfeiture, renewals, breach of lease terms and property related insolvency disputes. I also regularly advise our clients on disputes affecting residential property such as possession, right of way/boundary disputes and adverse possession claims.

Whilst being a strong advocate for alternative forms of litigation, such as mediation, I enjoy using my knowledge of the court system and litigation process to help clients achieve their objective and pursue/defend against a claim where they consider injustice has been done. I aim to ensure clients see value for money whilst delivering an excellent service, making clients feel at ease in what often is a very stressful situation.

Recent examples of work undertaken include:

  • obtaining an injunction for a client whose neighbour was moving the boundary fences without their consent. Further successfully applying to strike out the defence at the first case management hearing as it disclosed no reasonable grounds for bringing or defending the claim;
  • advising and having the daily conduct of an adverse possession claim that went all the way to trial of a large parcel of residential and commercial land worth over £1.5million;
  • successfully appealed to the Welsh Minister to overturn a public body’s decision on the terms imposed in a marine dredging licence;
  • successfully defending a tenant’s right for a new lease against a landlord’s claim under ground G – where a Landlord wants the property back for its own use;
  • multi-party right of way dispute which involved a land locked property in the Isle of Wight. Settlement reached at round table meeting between four sets of solicitors;
  • recovering possession for the Council and landlords against trespassers unknown;
  • ensuring payments were made to our clients in accordance with the terms of an Option Agreement where the payee was refusing to pay claiming conditions had not been complied with
    in time; and
  • advised a large multi-national company in the leisure industry on a contract dispute recovering damages from a supplier who had used the wrong material when building one of the

I am the Chair of the South Coast Region of the Property Litigation Association and a member of the Southampton Property Association.

Nicola Davies did an excellent job of taking the time to understand our situation and position, laying out the options available to us and associated benefits and costs. She guided us through our decisions making process, providing detailed background on the case law surrounding our situation and providing additional clarity, and producing a high quality final product based on detailed research.

Legal 500 - 2022 Edition

Nicola helped to lay out the appropriate steps we needed to take and guided us through these. She provided us with a detailed background of the case law surrounding our situation which helped us understand our position. This clarity helped give us the confidence to make the right decisions.

1520 Management Company Ltd

Nicola is a very thoughtful, intelligent, hard-working and committed solicitor who it is a great pleasure and privilege to work with.

Max Thorowgood, Legal Counsel - Field Court Chambers
Field Court Chambers

Nicola's work with the key witnesses helped unearth evidence critical to the case.

Drew Smith Group
Drew Smith Group

Nicola is a calm, competent and extremely knowledgeable individual who instills confidence in her clients. Highly recommended should you need advice and support in the areas of law in which Nicola specialises.


Nicola handled my settlement agreement with complete integrity and efficiency. She pointed out a number of key aspects of the agreement proposed in need of change and recommended deletions where necessary. It was a pleasure dealing with Nicola, a straight talking, efficient and professional lawyer. I warmly recommend her services.


Nicola is a highly driven and professional legal specialist and a pleasure to deal with. I would not hesitate to recommend her.


Nicola Davies is personable with a sympathetic manner. She has good communication skills. She can identify the essential elements of a case and present them appropriately to other parties and, if necessary, to the court. Nicola is level-headed and persistent. With wide experience of legal proceedings, she knows how to adapt to changing circumstances. Altogether, she conveys confidence and competence.

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