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Nicola Preston - Commercial Litigation

Nicola came to the Bar in 1992, after a successful academic career (at Wolverhampton University) which saw her publish over 50 articles and during which time she was a visiting Professor at University of Akron (1989-90), School of Law, Ohio, USA and also a Fulbright Fellow. She continues to publish regularly in journals such as the New Law Journal and the Law Society’s Gazette. She also edits the No 5 Commercial and Chancery Bulletin. Nicola also gives lecturers to groups such as Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners and local Law Society groups.

Nicola is now a specialist Chancery and Commercial practitioner. She is mentioned in Chambers 2008 as a notable practitioner, recommended in chancery. Also, in Legal 500 (2008) for her clear and positive approach and is “very good at emphasising the key points”.

Nicola undertakes all aspects of commercial litigation, from contractual disputes to VAT appeals.


LLB (Manchester); LLM (Birmingham)


Nicola is a member of the Chancery Bar Association and the Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association. She is Treasurer of the latter.


A traditional chancery practitioner with experience in wills, probate and trusts matters. She has appeared in the High Court and Court of Appeal and also maintains a non-contentious advisory practice.
"She is a very clear and composed advocate. She doesn't waffle; she makes her point well and then moves on."
Chambers UK 2016



"She brings knowledge and experience to bear on a case in a direct manner that retains the confidence of the lay client while communicating an informed professional and dogged determination to assert her client's case to a judge and in negotiations"
Chambers UK 2015

''Nicola Preston has particular expertise in Chancery matters.''
Legal 500 2012

The ‘pragmatic, robust and determined’ Nicola Preston handles wills, probate, tax planning matters and commercial litigation.
Legal 500 2011

"Nicola Preston is a chancery practitioner at the same set who is noted for her work in wills, tax, and VAT matters." 
Chambers UK 2010

"Nicola Preston excels at complex probate and trust matters... " 
Legal500 2009

"...and is recommended for such cases."  
Legal500 2010


Re Weetman [2015] WTLR 1745

Meek [2014] COPLR 535; [2014] WTLR 1155

Drakeford v Cotton [2012] 3 All ER 1138; [2012] 3 FCR 464; [2012] WTLR 1135; [2012] 15 ITELR 144

Euro Stock Shop Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2010] STC 2454

Heath v. Heath [2010] 1 FLR 610

Sprackling v. Sprackling [2009] WTLR 897

Bates v. Wheildon [2008] WTLR 1705

Hartshorne v. Gardner [2008] WTLR 837

Dunwood Travel Limited v. Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2008] STC 959 (CA); [2008] STC 411

Ledger v. Wootton [2008] WTLR 235

Staffordshire County Council v. Challinor [2008] 1 P & CR 10

Kynnersley v. Wolverhampton City Council [2008] WTLR 65

Land v. Estate of Land [2007] 1 WLR 1009

Hughes v. Hughes [2005] 1 FCR 679

McNulty v. McNulty [2002] WTLR 737