Property and Estates
Nicole practices in all areas of property law and is regularly instructed to advise and represent clients in the High Court, County Court and First Tier Tribunal as well as at meetings within the ADR sphere. Nicole's experience covers the broad spectrum of real property, including nuisance, trespass, boundaries and easements. Nicole also has good expertise in landlord and tenant matters, including: commercial leases, possession hearings, rent arrears and service charges, disrepair and forfeiture. Nicole regularly advises and represents clients in matters involving TOLATA (Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustee Act) issues, and is known for giving clear strategic advice to resolve matters as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Nicole has substantial experience in cases involving right to light, property damage, access injunctions (including those for utility services), mortgages and charging orders.
- Advising on numerous claims for nuisance, arising from rights of way and rights to light.
- Advising in relation to the parties’ respective beneficial interests in a property owned solely by one party, which involved considering TOLATA claims and proprietary estoppel.
- Successfully defending a claim for breach of covenant for quiet enjoyment.
- Obtaining an interim injunction in the High Court to prevent interference with the right of way of a property developer.
- Obtaining an interim injunction requiring a landlord to allow a commercial tenant to re-enter the property.
- Obtaining an access injunction to allow a utility company to access their services on farm land where the landowner was refusing access.
Nicole Bollard is increasingly recognised for her broad expertise in a range of contentious IP matters. She frequently assists a broad array of clients in trade mark and passing-off disputes and offers experience acting before the IPEC.
Strengths: "She's really collaborative, available and personable." "She is very forthright, her advocacy is brilliant and she is very good with clients."
Recent work: Represented Abcot UK Limited against a claim for trade mark infringement and passing off in relation to the sale of boiler pumps in the IPEC.
Chambers UK 2022/Intellectual Property/The Regions Bar
Strengths: "She is very clear-thinking and user-friendly. Her clarity of thought and ability to take a viewpoint on things are very helpful." "She is well prepared, thorough and persuasive." "She is personable and strategic and delivers on timing and content."
Recent work: Acted in Visual Foods v New Harvest Wholesale and Another, an IPEC trade mark infringement and passing-off case relating to the packaging for raw chicken.
Chambers UK 2021/Intellectual Property/The Regions Bar
‘She is an extremely strong advocate. She is commercially minded, very personable, and sensible yet robust when it is called for.’
Legal 500 2022/Intellectual Property/Leading Juniors/London Bar
‘Nicole has the ability to build strong and personable relationships with clients from the outset, and provides excellent and concise advice.’
Legal 500 2021/Intellectual Property/Leading Juniors/London
“You did a fantastic job and we got a great result. You had clearly spent a lot of time preparing and considering the various issues. Your cross-examination was spot on. You were calm yet tenacious, overall a fantastic job and I am very grateful.”
“Nicole really has been a huge support in our case and I was very pleased and grateful to have her on board. She has been accessible, practical and thorough. It has not been the most straightforward matter but knowing I could rely on Nicole has made it much easier for me to assume conduct of this case.”
- BA Hons. English, University of Oxford
- GDL, City Law School
- BPTC, City Law School
- IP Bar Association
- Chancery Bar Association
- Technology & Construction Bar Association (TECBAR)
Nicole Bollard is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.More Information