National law firm TLT has appointed public law and regulatory specialist, Nicola Mead-Batten, as partner, joining the UK-wide regulatory team as part its strategic plans to expand this practice area.

Nicola joins from Capital Law Limited where she was a partner in the disputes team, heading its public law and regulatory practice. Nicola brings considerable experience in representing and advising public-sector regulatory bodies on some of the most complex and high-profile cases in the UK. She spent the first nine years of her career at Baker McKenzie undertaking a range of commercial disputes including public law, media, and regulatory matters, as well as contractual / tortious disputes, fraud, pensions litigation and LCIA/ICC arbitration.

Nicola has represented the British Medical Association and Gambling Commission in high profile, complex Judicial Reviews and has acted as a trusted adviser to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland and UK Anti-Doping Agency. 

Recognised as one of the top lawyers in her field, Nicola was recently ranked as a “Leading Individual” for litigation and public law by Legal 500 and ranked in Band 1 for administrative and public law (Wales).

At TLT Nicola will be working closely with the firm’s other public law teams supporting on public inquiries work, as well as with TLT’s data privacy and cybersecurity team led by Gareth Oldale. She will continue her work as a key adviser to regulatory bodies on governance, investigations, Judicial Review and associated challenges to regulators’ powers.

Head of TLT’s commercial regulatory practice and partner, Kerry Gwyther commented: “We are very pleased to be welcoming Nicola to our team during what is a significant period of growth for the firm and our public sector work. Nicola’s regulatory experience advising public sector organisations will be incredibly valuable to the firm, to our ambitions to grow this area of practice, and to strengthen the service we are offering clients working in this space. As the UK heads into a challenging time in terms of economic growth, we will no doubt see a rise in demand for regulatory and disputes work. With the addition of Nicola to the team, TLT will be in the best position to prepare clients for what comes next.”

Nicola said: “I’m excited to join the team at TLT and getting to work with a wide range of public sector organisations. I’m especially looking forward to working with different teams and providing guidance and support on some of the complexities and nuances of our regulatory work.

“I’m also a huge advocate of ED&I and was very impressed and inspired by the incredible progress TLT has made in this area with the launch of its flexible approach to working and commitment to creating a people-first culture.”


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Date published

08 December 2022


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