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Nicola Knappet


Nikki is Legal Director in Beyond Law Group’s specialist corporate and commercial practice, Beyond Corporate’s in the commercial team specialising in commercial contracts, technology and all aspects of business law from a commercially operative view point. Nikki has spent over 20 years working in-house for a variety of clients, from start-ups to global PLC’s in a number of different sectors as Sole In-House Counsel or Head of Legal and has now returned to her roots in Manchester and private practice bringing with her a unique and valuable perspective of commercial realism combined with an ability to go from the macro to the micro in advising on business strategies and transactions. Nikki provides holistic commercial expert down to earth legal advice dealing with the whole enterprise with a multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with issues due to her wide and varied experience gained over the years. She prides herself on finding solutions, understanding the needs and drivers of her clients and their businesses, and being the point of contact as a true general commercial lawyer.

Nikki was nominated as Best In-House Counsel, North West in 2016 due to her technology and practical focus and ability to deliver complex advice in a succinct way in the technology sector as Sole In-House Counsel.

Nikki is personable, friendly, a great communicator and is generous with her knowledge. Underneath her ebullient personality she has a steely determined resolve to ensure the best results for her clients and to provide future-proof solutions especially if this sometimes involves ‘thinking outside of the box’.  She is often described as being like no usual corporate commercial lawyer as she is so unique in her approach and ability to provide no-nonsense commercial realistic advice often in pressurised situations.