External Consultants


Nicola Brice Legal and Management Consultant

Nicola studied law at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and London  University (School of Oriental and African Studies) where she was awarded a Masters degree in Comparative and International Law.

Nicola then worked as a solicitor in Zimbabwe for a number of years in a general practice, with a preference for personal injury and general insurance claims, before becoming involved in management.

On arrival in Australia in 2002 Nicola returned to the legal field and joined the CTP and general insurance team at Finlaysons Lawyers, where her experience extended to motor vehicle and medical negligence claims. At that time Finlaysons represented the Motor Accident Commission through its claims agent, Allianz Australia. She remained at Finlaysons for 8 years, attaining the position of Special Counsel in 2010 prior to leaving the firm in order to operate as an independent legal consultant.

More recently Nicola obtained a Diploma in Counselling and has a special interest in workplace and career counselling. She is certified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator® as well as the Strong Interest® assessment tool.

The services provided by Nicola to Paul Alvaro Lawyers have therefore extended not only to legal expertise, but also to the mentoring of junior solicitors and advice on work systems and management practices.