Nina read law at Oxford University before training and qualifying at Eversheds, where she worked as a commercial litigator on contract disputes, IT litigation and product liability cases. In 2006 Nina joined the legal team of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), the leading trade association representing farmers and growers in England and Wales. In 2009 Nina was appointed as the NFU’s Chief Legal Adviser, a position she held for 12 years before joining Prospect Law.
Nina’s practice at the NFU included litigating disputes in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, EU General Court and the Court of Justice of the EU. Nina has an in-depth experience of judicial review claims, as well as experience advising on competition law, defamation, contracts, negligence, nuisance, harassment, environmental law, water law, insolvency, animal law, planning, utilities and FOIA/EIR.
Having worked as in-house counsel for 14 years, Nina is able to quickly identify the legal issues at stake and to work pragmatically and seamlessly as part of a team to achieve the client’s objective. Nina’s expertise in agriculture means she brings a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing agri-businesses to her legal work. Nina was appointed as a Deputy District Judge to the Midlands Circuit in 2019. In her practice with Prospect Law, as well as dispute resolution work for clients, Nina offers a virtual in-house legal service to agri-business clients wanting on-demand, responsive and pragmatic advice, without having the expense of running an in-house legal team.
Nina also offers specialist legal advice to equestrian businesses and is regularly instructed by top-flight riders and breeders. A member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nina is available for appointment as an arbitrator in agricultural or equestrian disputes. Nina is also available to work as a consultant alongside other lawyers seeking to bring in-depth agricultural expertise to complement their work for agri-business clients.
Nina is also part of the practice’s ESG team and advises on and participates in ESG audits for clients.