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Nicola Atkins Case List

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Stephen Williams(1) Robin Waistell(2) v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1514


Appearing as sole counsel for the second claimant at trial, and junior counsel (led by Stephen Tromans QC and Justine Thornton QC) in the Court of Appeal in a novel claim concerning the recoverability of damages for nuisance caused by the encroachment of Japanese Knotweed from a railway embankment.


Susan Joseph (1) Russell Coburn (2) v Commissioner of the Police for the Metropolis


Appearing as junior counsel for the Commissioner (led by Paul Stagg) in an Article 2 claim brought by the family of a man who was fatally shot by the police during the course of a hostage siege in September 2014.

Adam Handling Limited v Edward Williams Architects


Acting as sole counsel for a firm of architects in an arbitration concerning a commercial development in Covent Garden.

Lady Caffyn Parsons v Adatto Limited & Ors


Acting as junior counsel (led by Ivor Collett) for structural engineers in a high value claim brought by a building owner for allegedly defective drainage/sewage facilities.

Derek Cook v Chief Constable Sussex Police


Appeared as sole counsel for the Chief Constable in a successful summary judgment application in the High Court. The court determined that the police were not liable for false imprisonment at the hands of a third party (the Probation Service).

Gamble(1) Gamble(2) v Cresswell Cuttle & Dyke Limited


Acting as junior counsel for a firm of architects in a claim brought in Guernsey. The claimants make various allegations of breach against the architect regarding the design of the building and the exercise of contract administration duties. The architect counterclaimed against the claimants and a third party, the builder. Nicola assisted in drafting the defence, third party claim and a rejoinder (still a common feature of Guernsey civil litigation)