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
"I can’t thank Nicola Maier and her colleague Rachel enough for all the hard work they put into my late father’s mesothelioma case. They worked tirelessly to make this process as painless as possible. Sadly we lost dad just before lockdown to this dreadful disease, but I know he was very grateful to Irwin Mitchell for giving him some peace of mind. I can imagine Covid-19 made their job that much more difficult this year, but they remained professional, helpful and always ready to explain things or offer guidance when needed. Many heartfelt thanks from our family. At least now, Dad can finally rest in peace." - 5* Trustpilot review
"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
"During the process from initial contact through to a successful conclusion and award of damages, both Rachel Hicks and Nicola Maier were a pleasure to work with and represented our family in a professional and compassionate way. They made the whole process as smooth as could be expected and their advice was much welcomed. During this difficult time for our family they acted in a caring manner and we are grateful for both their professional assistance and also for the personal manner in which they worked with us." - 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