Nicky Campbell

Attorney – LLB (Rhodes) MPhil (Cambridge)


 

Nicky Campbell graduated from Rhodes University, being awarded the Juta prize for the best law student in South Africa. She completed a Master of Philosophy degree in criminological research, at Trinity College, University of Cambridge in the UK. Her thesis studied the efficacy of the death penalty as a deterrent and its applicability to South Africa.  It was rated as very original research and was praised for its detailed analysis.

Nicky served her articles at Adams and Adams specialising in trademark litigation and later joined Logan Attorneys, the first boutique law firm dealing with consumer credit matters, where she was appointed the Practice Manager and made a director.

Today, Nicky is seen as one of the leading consumer law experts in South Africa, having written extensively on both the National Credit Act and the Consumer Protection Act. Her titles include:

“A Guide to the National Credit Act” (Lexis Nexis),

“The Credit Guide: Managing Your Money with the National Credit Act” (Juta),

“DIY Credit Repair Toolkit” (South African Law Centre),

“The Consumer Protection Guide for Attorneys” (Law Society of South Africa)

Nicky is currently commissioned to write the second edition of “The Credit Guide” (Juta), due for publication early 2015.

Nicky’s has also assisted with regular updates of the Butterworths Forms and Precedents. She has also assisted the LEAD division of the Law Society with the formulating of a compliance matrix for attorneys.

Nicky teaches compliance on new pieces of legislation on behalf of the Law Society of South Africa, and has literally lectured to hundreds of attorneys and professionals, including Lexis Nexis, SEIFSA (Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa), OSALL (Organisation of South African Law Libraries), ABSA Bank Ltd, Volvo (SA) (Pty) Ltd and Tshwane University of Technology.