Personal biography

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