About Nicky Stratton
Solicitor - Compliance Officer
Following completion of her professional training, Nicky joined a large commercial firm, Cobbetts in Manchester and became a partner in 1996. She specialized in defendant insurance litigation acting for well-known household names including Norwich Union and Royal Sun Alliance. Nicky also represented institutional clients in Claimant professional negligence actions including Bradford and Bingley Building Society and Britannia Building Societies.
After a short sabbatical Nicky lectured AS and A level law at South Trafford College and Contract Law and Tort at Manchester Metropolitan University, from where she joined Salehs.
A keen advocate of mediation as a settlement tool, Nicky is experienced in preparing for and attending at mediations.
Nicky uses her wide experience and insurance claims background to provide compliance and risk management services to the Firm, as well as giving consultancy advice to the dispute resolution team.
Outside work, Nicky enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, reading and travelling.
Specialisms/Area of Expertise
- Litigation and dispute resolution-Civil/commercial litigation
- Contractual disputes
- Professional negligence claims
- Guarantee claims
- Debt recovery
- Disputes arising out of sale of goods and services
- Disputes arising out of business sales
- Breach of warranty claims
- Shareholder/partnership disputes
- Claims against directors of insolvent companies
- Wrongful trading claims
- Rights of way/boundary disputes and trespass
- Disputed property claims/retention of title
- Trust and probate disputes
- Construction litigation
From the start of the working relationship with Nicky, she gave me confidence that she had all the legal areas covered and could react quickly when new issues arose. Nicky communicates effectively to us and other parties, which makes the process run smoothly throughout.
Mr PJ – Director – Leisure Company
Thank you for stepping into the fray when the solicitor dealing with my case was away during a pivotal period of preparation for a court hearing which was for an extremely large amount of money. Your professionalism and friendly relaxed manner was evident from your opening remarks to me, and this coupled with the advice you gave, made me feel comfortable.
Nicky recently advised us on a personal matter involving an agreement. She was, as always, quick to understand what was required and thorough in responding clearly and in good time.