Nicola Diggle

Contact details

01865 254285

Nicola is an exceptional lawyer who masters her brief and remains laser-focused on achieving her client’s objectives.

Chambers and Partners, 2022 - Up and Coming

Nicola is a Partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division specialising in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She has a great deal of experience acting for individuals and corporates based in the Thames Valley, London, United Kingdom and abroad across a range of sectors.

Main areas of practice

Nicola is highly recommended as a commercial lawyer with specialist expertise in:

  • Commercial contract claims
  • IT and Software disputes
  • Director and shareholder disputes
  • Warranty claims
  • Enforcing employee restrictive covenants
  • Appeals to the Privy Council
  • Commercial mediation



Nicola qualified and previously practiced at Herbert Smith in their international litigation team. Nicola has done secondments to the Herbert Smith Paris office and an international technology company’s in-house legal team. Nicola joined Blake Morgan in 2006.

She is a Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience and has appeared in the High Court for clients. She is also an ADR Group Accredited Mediator. As well as acting as advisor and advocate for clients in disputes and mediations, Nicola also practices as a mediator in commercial mediations.

Contact details

01865 254285

Top Ranked Uk Chambers 2018 Top Tier Firms
  • Solicitor Advocate
  • ADR Group Accredited Mediator

Significant Experience

  • Successfully obtaining an award in a $40 million international arbitration
  • Acting for the claimant in a £12 million warranty claim in the Commercial Court
  • Acting for two shareholders in an international shareholder dispute in the technology sector
  • Acting a nationwide property developer in a £5 million dispute in the High Court
  • Acting for a seller of an investment management business in a variety of post-sale disputes
  • Acting for an international distribution and logistics business in a variety of commercial contract disputes
  • Acting for a minority shareholder in bringing a successful claim for unfair prejudice for wrongful exclusion from management (using third party litigation funding)
  • Obtaining an injunction in the Commercial Court for a software supplier to prevent a departing senior employee from breaching restrictive covenants
  • Acting for a Mauritian bank in defending an appeal to the Privy Council
  • Acting for a shareholder and director of a retail sector company in defending unfair prejudice proceedings in the Companies Court
  • Acting for a software supplier in a dispute regarding a public sector outsourcing contract


Nicola Diggle is very responsive and committed to the client's cause.

Legal 500, 2020

She focuses on the things that really matter.

Chambers & Partners UK, 2018

Insights by Nicola


6 October - Nicola Diggle

The landmark judgment in Convoy Collateral v Broad Idea and Cho Kwai Chee, provides clarity on the power of the Court to grant injunctions and freezing orders in international litigation....

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28 September - Nicola Diggle

Mediation is the most common form of alternative dispute resolution and is very effective when parties are willing to go to the negotiating table.

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28 September - Nicola Diggle

There are several types of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), at least one of which should be suitable for your needs if you are looking to come to an agreement.

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