I am a Partner and head of Irwin Mitchell's South Coast Asbestos team operating from Southampton. I have particular expertise in representing mesothelioma patients and their families.
I secured a landmark victory for my client in the Court of Appeal in the matter of Haxton v. Philips Electronics UK Ltd.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I find the law fascinating and wanted to make a real and meaningful difference to people's lives.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
It is enormously rewarding to be able to assist clients who have been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition and help them recover compensation, which can assist them in many different ways, from adaptations around the home, to a family holiday. I am passionate about working in asbestos law.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
I am particularly proud of Irwin Mitchell's commitment to be at the cutting edge of law, and to go the extra mile for each and every client.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I enjoy running, playing netball, singing in the Irwin Mitchell choir and spending time with friends and family.
Sources commend her ability to "think outside the box." - Chambers & Partners, 2018
"My case was not straightforward but my solicitor Nicola Maier showed determination in ensuring my claim was met. Nicola used her considerable legal knowledge to my advantage to achieve a very satisfactory result in my claim. Nicola is an exceptional solicitor and I shall always be grateful to her." - Thelma North, Client
"Irwin Mitchell and especially Nicola Maier and her team provided an excellent service. They seemed more like a friend than a company, I would recommend Irwin Mitchell to anyone who needs legal advice and if possible ask for Nicola and her team." - Colin, Client
"Really excellent and professional service despite the disruption due to Covid-19. Both Nicola and her associate were really patient when meeting with mother-in-law, who liked to regale them with family stories when they were interviewing her regarding the compensation claim following the death of father-in-law from mesothelioma. Would highly recommend their services." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Since our first contact with Nicola at Irwin Mitchell, we have experienced a first class service. Her professionalism, efficiency and caring attitude have been outstanding in what has been a very difficult time for us... We consider ourselves lucky to have had the benefit of their help and advice." - 5* Trustpilot review
"For the past 12 months my family have been successfully represented by Nicola Maier. The service she provided has been excellent. We were well informed from the outset and throughout the process. We were treated with compassion and respect at a difficult time for our family. Thank you." - 5* Trustpilot review
"It is impossible for me to overstate the debt of gratitude that my family and I owe to Nicola Maier for the care and commitment she has given to us, and applied to my husband's claim. Nothing about his case has been straightforward, but her attention to detail and determination to secure the best possible outcome for us has been exemplary. I have never felt I was just a number in her caseload, and she always took the time to explain every step of the way" - 5* Trustpilot review
"My daughters and I are very grateful for the sensitive support and efficient guidance given to us by Nicola Maier of Irwin Mitchell following my husband’s very distressing illness. Her reassurance and professional advice were given with real compassion and kindness, fully aware of the most traumatic experience for me and our daughters. I cannot thank Nicola enough and we feel she offered us genuine friendship." - 5* Trustpilot review