Debbie Nicholson, Associate (CILEx qualified), Public Regulatory

Debbie Nicholson, Associate (CILEx qualified), Public Regulatory, Fieldfisher

I am based in the public and regulatory law group in Manchester. In terms of advisory work, I assist both commercial and public sector clients in the UK and overseas in relation to a variety of regulatory matters.

In addition, I have experience in the investigation and prosecution of cases before a variety of regulatory fitness to practise panels and committees. I also have experience of conducting High Court appeal work including judicial review proceedings.

In terms of my sports practice, I have represented both amateur and professional clubs/sportspeople in disciplinary proceedings at both a regional and national level. In addition, I have provided advice to sports clubs on a range of matters including the interpretation of and compliance with tournament and salary cap regulations.

I have provided bespoke training to public bodies in relation to compliance and risk management and have experience in the management of large employment disciplinary investigations. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL).