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Nicola Augousti

Nicola is an effective advocate, having represented clients in an array of County Court, High Court and Tribunal hearings. She is regularly instructed to attend small claims and fast track trials and an array of application hearings including Stage 3 and infant approval hearings. She is well known for her tenacity in court and is often praised by judges and legal professionals for her thorough preparation, persuasive advocacy and ability.


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Nicola Augousti

Prior to joining Chambers, Nicola was a County Court Advocate for LPC Law, where she acquired extensive experience in civil litigation and developed her self-employed practice.  During her time at LPC Law, she undertook a range of civil matters and appeared before a variety of judges.

Nicola believes that in order to be an effective barrister, one also has to understand the surrounding community. She has therefore undertaken legal work for the community on a pro-bono basis. Nicola was a volunteer for the Free Representation Unit and the National Centre of Domestic Violence, where she regularly dealt with a range of clients in very difficult situations. This also allowed her to understand the sensitivities of language and the behaviour required when people were at their most vulnerable.

She also writes regular advices on quantum, with a focus on infant cases.

Nicola combines intellectual ability with a practical approach to cases – she believes it is only through a combination of these two qualities that her clients can be best served. Indeed, clients often praise her tenacity, hard work, eye for detail and personable nature. Both instructing solicitors and lay clients will find Nicola to be an approachable individual with whom they will feel at ease.

In addition to English, Nicola speaks Greek and French.

Nicola's Experience

Called in 2017


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Civil Litigation

Nicola has a wide-ranging civil practice and is able to accept instructions in the following areas (though not limited to):

  • Road Traffic Accident claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Credit Hire
  • Consumer Credit Act claims
  • Breach of Contract
Memberships & Advisory
  • The Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA)
Privacy Policy

1. This is a privacy notice that describes how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
2. The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used, and your rights in relation to that data.
3.  I, Nicola Augousti, have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent), through your solicitor or agent, or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
4.  It is necessary for me to process your personal data in order for me to provide you with legal services, for example:

  • Advise on the prospects of litigation;
  • Advise on the value of your claim;
  • Representation at a court hearing;
  • Representation at trial;
  • Advise, review or comment on legal issues or evidence.

5. Processing means anything done to data such as: recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.

6.The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.

7. If you have instructed me on a direct access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent), to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.

8. If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.

Recipients of your data

9.  I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include:

(i)  Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;

(ii) Your solicitors, or agent representing you, through whom I have been instructed;

(iii) Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;

(iv) Solicitors, barristers, or other legal representatives;

(v) Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;

(vi) Education and examining bodies; and

(vii) Current, past or prospective employers.

Special Categories of Data

10.  In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9(1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.

11. This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim, or advise on the prospects of a legal claim.


12. I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.

13. How long your personal data is kept will depend on a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service I am providing you with is complete. However in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct to retain records of my cases, and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records for 6 years.

14. Once your case has concluded and fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes:

(i) The legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;

(ii) To check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;

(iii) For use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;

(iv) To refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.

15. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (ii), (iii), and (iv) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. That is, for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

16. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(i) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. That is, the processing is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation. 

Your Rights

17. Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

18. Withdrawal of your consent to process such data will most likely mean that I am no longer able to provide you with the legal services you seek.

19. You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.

20. You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.

21. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 14 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests. 

22. Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, it will not be possible to object. 

23. You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply:

(i) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

(ii) You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;

(iii) Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing in paragraph 14;

(iv) The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or

(v) The personal data have to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.

24. You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons: as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 14).

25. Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort. 


26. I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. 

Complaints or Queries

27. If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me: mailto:, or my clerks: telephone 01823 247 247.

28. I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.

29. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to:

Nicola's Testimonials

I just wanted to say a big thank you to Nicola for all of her help and hard work on the infant matter yesterday and for securing a fantastic outcome and resolution of this matter for the claimant. She was absolutely brilliant.

Minster Law Solicitors

I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the outstanding job Nicola did during the hearing yesterday. Her ability to step in at such short notice and secure such a favourable result for the Claimant was truly impressive, and it was greatly appreciated.

WestParc Law Solicitors

Thank you Nicola for brilliant representation, and thank you mostly for a few words of wisdom, which I took note of for the future.

Minster Law Solicitors

Within a short period of time Nicola was able to master the papers and represented my insurer client robustly and effectively. I was particularly impressed with the fact that she took the trouble to call me before the hearing to go through a couple of matters in the defence in particular identifying confusion that had arisen in relation to some dates which made a particular argument unattractive. Notwithstanding the issue, Nicola was able to satisfy the judge that need in relation to motor vehicle hire charges had not been proved and secured dismissal of the claim.

Soyab Patel


Thank you so much for your efforts on this matter. Thanks to your attention to detail, expert advice, and tenacity you secured the best outcome for the client. You ensured that the case was heard and dealt with justly. I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Tutsi Allport

Ageas Law

Latest articles from Nicola

Dee v Welsh Ambulance Services [2023] EWHC 2765 (KB): Uprating PSLA Awards Under the Judicial College Guidelines

In my recent experience of Stage 3 hearings, whilst the non-binding County Court decision of Blair v Jaber [2023] EW Misc 3 (CC) and the introduction to the Judicial College ...
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