Our Team

Our Team

Nichola Reece-Burton

Nichola Reece-Burton

  • Partner
  • Head of Litigation/Barrister
Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of Lincoln’s Inn


Lincoln’s Inn (2004)


Basic German

Membership of Social/Networking Groups

British Business Group

International Business Women’s Group

Fantastic level of service, very presonalised. Absolutely, we still use your services and we recommend JBL to any client which requires a Solicitor.

Litigation Client

Nichola and her team at James Berry have been fantastic throughout this long and challenging journey, bringing it to a successful conclusion. Being overseas has not been a hindrance at all and they’ve certainly gone the extra mile on numerous occasions. Thank You


I have been working with Nichola and the team at James Berry & Associates for several years and can always rely on their guidance when addressing complex legal matters. Nichola has most recently provided excellent legal advice relating to a complex commercial dispute. Nichola quickly built an accurate understanding of the complex dispute and provided timely practical legal advice with a view to finding a resolution. I would like to thank Nichola and the team at James Berry & Associates for their outstanding support.

A long-standing client - a multinational corporation with headquarters in East Asia

Nichola is responsive, knowledgeable about property law and pragmatic.

Anthony McAllister
  • Amendments to the UAE Labour Law

    21 Oct 2020

    In a move to align the public sector and private sector employee benefits and the equal treatment of male and female employees in respect of compensation and parental leave, Federal Decree Law No (6) of 2020 (the Decree) has introduced two amendments to the UAE Labour Law No (8) of 1980 (the Labour Law).

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    05 Mar 2020

    Part 1 - Dubai Courts

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  • Top 3 tips for businesses when drafting T&Cs and-or other contracts in Dubai, UAE

    01 Sep 2019

    Top 3 tips for businesses when drafting T&Cs and/or other contracts in Dubai, UAE

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  • Why opt for Arbitration in UAE?

    26 Jun 2019

    When considering the advantages of placing an arbitration clause into contracts as the preferred and agreed method of dispute resolution in UAE, some of the considerations are as follows:

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  • What to do if an investment disappears

    30 Apr 2019

    What are the rules around bounced cheques?

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  • Introduction of Technology & Construction Division in DIFC – A welcome new forum for “technically complex” disputes

    15 May 2017

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  • Is your Business ‘Fighting Fit’?

    27 Nov 2016

    No entrepreneur sets out on his ‘journey of success’ thinking that one day he may be facing the prospect of ‘losing it all’ because he is in dispute with one of his customers or suppliers. However, this can, in reality, be exactly what happens

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  • Nichola is a Senior Legal Consultant and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Real Property at James Berry & Associates. Having previously worked in the banking sector and as a company secretary, Nichola studied law at Lincoln University as a mature student, where she gained a First Class LL.B (Hons) and was awarded the University's prize for "Outstanding Performance in Law" upon graduation. Nichola became a member of Lincoln's Inn and was awarded a Sir Thomas More Bursary from the Inn to assist in studying for her Bar Vocational Course. She was subsequently called to The Bar of England and Wales in 2004 and thereafter, Nichola worked as an Advocate in England for eight years prior to joining James Berry & Associates in July 2012.

    Nichola's current U.A.E. practice is predominantly litigation and real property based. Her real property practice includes: - commercial and residential landlord and tenant, property purchases and sales, off-plan property disputes and construction matters. Nichola’s litigation practice includes advising on criminal, regulatory, and professional/medical negligence cases, commercial debt recovery and commercial litigation. Nichola represents clients in domestic and international arbitration and has full rights of audience in the DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) Courts. She is also a volunteer in the Academy of Law Pro-Bono Programme.

    Nichola is a practising Barrister (England & Wales), and an Associate Member (Chancery/Civil) of 36 Group Chambers in London.


    • Lincoln University (LL.B (Hons) first class degree)
    • Nottingham Bar School (Bar Vocational Diploma )

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