Nicola Wallbank

Partner & Employment Law Specialist


Nicola qualified into employment law in 2005. She has extensive experience, and advises both employers and employees on a range of employment law matters, including discrimination, complex misconduct and grievance situations, absence and performance management, company restructures, and changes to terms and conditions.

Legal Directory Chambers 2021 quotes clients as saying, "She is keenly aware of what her client wants out of the advice they are receiving and gets to the nub of the issues very quickly." "She is excellent on all accounts - well informed, provides sensible advice, is patient, quick to respond and pleasant to deal with."



Supporting employees through the Menopause

Menopause is a subject which is rarely specifically considered or addressed by employers, however it can have a huge impact on women between the ages of 30-60 – a potentially large percentage of staff. Paula Rome of Julian Taylor Solicitors explores what employers can do to minimise risks of litigation and increase engagement of female staff.

International Women’s Day – 8th March 2021

To celebrate International Women’s Day we ran two special editions of The Business Brunch as we were joined by a cross-section of inspirational women from the B4 community as they discussed their own personal experiences and challenges within the workplace, both positive and negative.

Loving Lockdown? The Joys of Being a Working Parent

Feeling trapped and overwhelmed with family and work life? On this edition of The Business Brunch we are joined by Jessica Mason from Chapman Robinson & Moore, Nicola Wallbank from Julian Taylor Solicitors, Howard Feather from NatWest and Katerina Kurgane, also from Chapman Robinson & Moore as they talk about the pressures of being a parent in lockdown and how they are managing to cope with work and home life.

Overcoming Our Biggest Challenges

It’s been almost a year of turbulence, a year like no other, certainly a year none of us will ever forget. But, as days turned into weeks and the weeks turned into months, the realities of a new business world came into view. When would we see our colleagues again? Would we ever be together under the same roof? Can our business survive this? When B4 members from the Professional Services Hub got together recently, the stand out concern for them was the wellbeing of their colleagues.