Nicky Tolley

About Nicky

Nicky qualified as a Registered Intermediary at The City Law School, London in March 2011.She is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist and has over 30 years’ experience working with children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties. For the last 16 years she has worked in a school with young people who have complex special educational needs including learning difficulties, Autism, ADHD and emotional and behavioural difficulties.

She worked closely with pupils, teaching staff and a range of other professionals and parents and carers. She has been a lead training provider for the Autism Education Trust and has  spoken at the National Autistic Professionals conference.

She is passionate about achieving effective communication for vulnerable people within education, social care and the Criminal Justice System. Since March 2020 she has worked solely as a Registered Intermediary and as an Independent Intermediary in Criminal and Family court proceedings. She has a wide range of experience with both adults, young people and children and has worked in many different courts across England and Wales .

Preferred Locations


  • Unclear Speech
  • Stammering / Stuttering
  • Dyslexia
  • Learning Disability or Difficulties
  • ADHD
  • Child
  • Elderly
  • Depression and/or Anxiety
  • Dementia (including Alzheimer’s Disease)

Training & Education


Working with Defendants, Communicourt

Working with Family courts, Communicourt


Registered Intermediary , Ministry of Justice


BSc. Speech Pathology and Therapeutics, Manchester University