Devonshires Solicitors has paid tribute to an ‘excellent medical negligence solicitor’ with over 30 years’ experience in her field. Nicola Bould died on 15 October.

Bould began her career as medical negligence solicitor in 1985. Before joining Devonshires in 2011 she worked at Colemans in Kingston upon Thames and previously at Christian Khan.

Nicola Bould

Nicola Bould was a 'deeply caring and considered' lawyer

Philip Barden, senior partner at Devonshires, said: ‘Nicola was a deeply caring and considered lawyer and person whose main interest was to help others in need.’

Nick Grant, managing director and partner, added: ‘Nicola was an excellent medical negligence solicitor and greatly loved and appreciated by everyone in our team and beyond. She will be greatly missed by everyone.’

A former trainee of Bould’s, Nat Cartwright, said: ‘The first seat of my training contract was in clin neg and I worked closely with Nicola; she had her quirks, routines and habits but she was one of the kindest and most attentive supervisors I’ve had the pleasure of working with at Devonshires. My parents are both clinical negligence lawyers so naturally she took a shine to me, but what really made her stand out as a mentor was the dedication she showed in helping those who had suffered as a result of medical negligence – her membership with AvMA [Action against Medical Accidents] is a testament to her devotion to making a difference in that field.’

Contributions to AvMA in memory of Nicola Bould can be made here