Nicola Bridge

Nicola Bridge

Nicola specialises in advising betting and gaming, media and technology companies on general contractual disputes, shareholder and agency disputes, fraud and asset-tracing claims.

Recent cases include acting for:

  • A derivatives, equity and commodity trading house in fraud proceedings in the Commercial Court against an ex-employee and an ex-consultant
  • A manufacturer of mobile phones in relation to proceedings to determine the terms of a licence
  • An online gaming company in proceedings against its insurer
  • A number of individuals and companies in a case involving allegations of fraud and misappropriation
  • A telecommunications company in proceedings related to the termination of an agreement
  • An online betting company to obtain negative declarations in relation to liability for gambling losses
  • A mortgage lender in a case involving allegations of fraud, breach of trust, breach of contract and negligence against a firm of solicitors
  • A Canadian animation company to obtain freezing order relief in support of proceedings in Canada involving allegations of fraud and misappropriation
  • A bank to obtain a freezing order and ancillary disclosure.

Nicola was also seconded to Hilton in London, 1998.

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Legal 500 said:

  • Nicola is “a well-regarded practitioner”
  • She has “that rare combination of being diligent and calm under pressure, whilst able to be aggressive when needed”
  • She is “brilliant with clients and has a very winning manner, and yet is very tough”.


  • 'Coming in from the cold',  Commercial Litigation Journal, July/August 2011
  • 'Doing your duty', Commercial Litigation Journal, January/February 2012
  • 'Paper chase', Commercial Litigation Journal, May/June 2012
  • 'Reforming bribery', Legal Hub, 9 January 2009
  • 'Corporate reputation management: How to protect your biggest asset', The In-House Lawyer, February 2008
  • 'Reputation management', Hedge Fund Journal, March 2008
  • 'Online defamation: Tackling e-libel', Commercial Litigation Journal, April 2008
  • 'Under the microscope: Internal investigations', The In-House Lawyer, October 2008
  • 'Breaking up is hard to do', The In-House Lawyer, July 2007.


Legal insights

The second tranche of changes to the remote gambling and software technical standards and how they fit in with the GB Gambling Commission’s focus on social responsibility.

05 April 2016

The Gambling Commission has updated its ADR Blog, focusing on the launch of the Online Dispute Resolution platform for resolving cross-border online disputes.

15 December 2015

A review of the Gambling Commission’s proposed changes in relation to anti-money laundering in World Online Gambling Law Report.

26 November 2015

An update on betting and gaming developments in Spain

16 November 2015