I founded Nicola Berry Consulting in order to provide truly high quality advice to clients (generally small/medium businesses) on a range of human resources issues. My aim is to help de-mystify HR and help your business resolve issues in an efficient & cost effective fashion, freeing you up to spend more time developing & managing your business, whatever that may be.
Any good human resource consultant needs two key skills which I have in abundance. The first is a genuine like of, and ability to communicate with, people. I love nothing more than meeting new people, finding out about them, their business and what makes them tick. The second is a comprehensive understanding of the HR issues businesses in Australia face today. Having amassed over 10 years experience as an employment lawyer, latterly in a senior role in a pre-eminent global legal practice, I am used to resolving complex HR problems on a daily basis.
In my spare time, I enjoy feeding my friends (generally cake) and spending time with my husband and two young sons. We can often be spotted cycling (slowly) around the Inner West of Sydney!
Overview – education & work history
February 2015 - appointed Certified Professional of the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI)
January 2015 – launched Nicola Berry Consulting
July 2010 – October 2014 – Senior Associate, Employment, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
June 2007 – June 2010 – Associate, Employment, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
May 2007 – relocated to Sydney, Australia
November 2005 – awarded certificate in employment law from Heriott Watt University, Scotland
August 2005 – admitted as a solicitor in Scotland (also admitted in England & Wales in March 2009)
October 2005 – February 2007 – Solicitor, Employment, Brodies LLP, Scotland
September 2003 – September 2005 – Trainee Solicitor, Paull & Williamsons, Scotland
September 2003 – granted entrance certificate by the Law Society of Scotland
June 2003 – awarded Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland
June 2002 – awarded LLB (Upper Second Class Honours) from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland