Civil & Commercial Mediator
Nicola Wallace, MSc
Civil & Commercial Mediator
Having first qualified as a solicitor, Nicola has practised at the Bar since 2006.
In 2015, Nicola was awarded a distinction in MSc Art, Law and Business (Christie's) Accredited by the University of Glasgow.
Nicola is a fully accredited civil and commercial mediator for ADR Group and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. She is also a panel member for civil and commercial mediation for ADR ODR International. In addition Nicola has qualified as a Faith Mediator.,
In October 2016: Appointed WIPO Panel Mediator Neutral for Arts & Heritage.
Nicola is a member of Art Resolve.
With over 25 years of experience, Nicola’s background as a lawyer enables her to build the confidence and trust of parties in order to deal effectively with a wide range of disputes. Through mediating within the most complex and intractable high net worth family financial and children disputes and international cases, Nicola has developed the highest standard of communication skills. With careful attention to detail and tenacity, Nicola facilitates optimum conditions for a successful mediation. .
Nicola is regularly asked to speak in both the UK and Europe on the subject of mediation in art and cultural disputes.
Nicola is also a Family Mediator.
February 2021 Nicola was again a judge at the 16th (online) ICC competition, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris.
February 2020 Nicola was again a judge at the 15th ICC competition, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris.
January 2020, Nicola presented to Master Students University of Maastricht/Royal Academy, Brussels on the subject of ADR processes for arts and heritage in Europe.
February 2019 Nicola was again a judge at the 14th ICC competition, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris.
June 2018: Nicola was invited to be part of the small team of international lawyers, led by William Charron of Pryor Cashman LLP, New York, who have been developing a centre of excellence for art and Heritage disputes “Court of Arbitration for Art” (CAfA) in the Hague. Nicola presented on the subject of Mediation at the launch of CAfA at the AiA Conference 7-9 June, The Hague.
June 2018: Nicola was invited as a panel member speak about succession planning and protection of personal property and assets in Divorce at the Art Business Summit, Adare Manor, Ireland.
February 2018: Nicola was again a judge at the 13th ICC competition, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris
November 2017: Nicola was invited as a panel member at Art Summit Ireland, Dublin - speaking on the subject of mediation in Art and Cultural Disputes.
June 2017: Nicola returned to Harvard Law School to assist the Faculty in the delivery of the Advanced Mediation Course.
March 2017: Nicola completed 40 hours training in Faith Mediation and is now an accredited Faith Mediator.
February 2017: Nicola was a judge at the 12th ICC competition, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris.
November 2016: 21st Ius Commune Congress, Maastricht University: 'The role of Mediation in Art & Heritage Disputes'.
November 2016.: As part of Art Resolve, Nicola presented 'Mediation in Art and Heritage Disputes' Art Law conference, Sotheby's Institute.
November 2016: Nicola presented 'Mediation - Managing the Litigation Risk' : Art Law conference, K & Gates LLP.
October 2016: Appointed WIPO Panel Mediator Neutral for Arts & Heritage.
June 2016: Harvard Law School: Advanced Mediation: 'Mediating complex disputes'
November 2015: Nicola was invited to deliver a lecture at Hague University of Applied Sciences.
September 2015: Nicola was invited by Advocats Conseils d'Entreprises to speak on the subject of Mediation in Art Disputes in Paris: "La résolution non judiciaire des litiges en matière d’art". Presentation: 'Le Processus de Médiation – la perspective Anglaise'
June 2015: Nicola was Panel Chair at the Art & Law: Art in Peril Interdisciplinary Conference, Cambridge University.
March 2015: Nicola presented 'The Role of the Expert in Art-Related Disputes' at the Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH) 2015 Conference, Maastricht University.
Barrister, 4 Paper Buildings, Temple, London
Accredited Mediator ADRg (civil and commercial)
Accredited Mediator RICS (civil and commercial)
Family Mediator, Resolution
Member Family Mediation Council
Panel member ADR ODR International (family, civil and commercial)
Member of Art Resolve
Accredited Trainer for the Bar Council and for Resolution
Accredited Trainer for ADRg (civil and commercial mediation)
Contributor to Christie's Bulletin for Professional Advisers
Bar Council Public Access Panel
Member of Resolution Training and Learning Committee