“The reason why the arguments for more women on the Bench must continue to be made with vigour is that public confidence demands it”

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Nikki is an experienced public speaker, after a 19 year career at the Criminal Bar and, now, as a motivational speaker who has spoken at a whole host of national Conferences and events, such as Women in the Law UK and Criminal Law Friends Society Conferences, for a variety of legal organisations, such as Women in Criminal Law, Women Lawyers and Mothers, Midlands Circuit Women’s Forum, Leeds Law Society & North Eastern Circuit.

Specialist subjects: Female Talent Retention, Leadership, Mindset, Confidence, Resilience, Personal Performance, Imposter Syndrome and Wellbeing.

Raising the Bar

Keynote Speech on:

  • Female Talent Retention
  • Leadership
  • Mindset
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

Lunch and Learn Seminars on:

  • Resilience through assertiveness
  • Wellbeing at the Bar


Workshops on:

  • Breaking the barriers to being your best at the Bar
  • Increasing personal performance at work for a long and happy life in the law
  • Mental toughness: resilience techniques, distraction avoidance and learning to say no
  • The Successful Lawyer : 3 part workshop series
  • Life balance and how to achieve it

Please Note: All speaking engagements can be modified and adapted for online webinar delivery.

“Nikki brings a great combination of insight and realism. Her experiences, including working with Death Row inmates, give her valuable perspective and coupled with her upbeat personality make her a stand-out speaker and coach.”

Joanna Conway, Partner at Kemp Little LLP & IP Inclusive, Co-Lead “Women in IP”

“Nikki is incredibly talented and her session was hugely welcomed by our team. The focus on resilience and mindset was the much needed boost we required after a tricky few months! Would highly recommend to others!”

Roopen Kalirai, Family Solicitor, Irwin Mitchell

“I had the pleasure of engaging with Nikki Alderson in her very thought provoking presentation delivered to Women in the Law UK. Great insights on how to improve both personal and professional life. If you want some ‘light bulb’ moments, I would highly recommend using Nikki to deliver them!”

Julie Okine, Barrister and Family Mediator at Goldsmith Chambers.

“Nikki is an impeccable motivational speaker, and an inspirational coach. She takes the time to ensure knowledge is not only passed on but she also provides practical tools to help implement strategies for growth and success. Nikki is informative, positive, energetic and she really cares about helping other women in law thrive.”

Elizabeth Gibbison, Associate Solicitor at Short Richardson and Forth.

“I have found both Nikki’s story and the content of her presentations including goal-setting exercises, extremely interesting and helpful. Nikki is brilliant and inspiring whether in person or online.”

Emily Crick, Assistant Agricultural Solicitor at BHP Law

Wellbeing at the Bar: North Eastern Circuit


Women Lawyers and Mothers

Increasing Personal Performance for a Long and Happy Life in the Law


Clarion Solicitors

Breaking the Barriers to Being your Best in Business

Midland Circuit Women’s Forum

Breaking the Barriers to Being your Best at the Bar

Wellbeing at the Bar: Celebrating 100 years of Women in Law

Doughty Street/ Goldsmith Chambers

Breaking the Barriers to Being your Best at the Bar

Women in the Law UK


How to be Indispensable in your Career event, Manchester (Guest Speaker)
Leeds Launch: Confidence, Clarity, Connection: Panel Speaker
How to Increase Personal Performance for a Long and Happy Life in the Law, Leeds

Women in the Law UK Conference


Increasing Personal Performance at work for a long and happy life in Law

Women in Criminal Law, London


Leeds Law Society Women in Law Group


Increasing Personal Performance at work for a long and happy life in Business

The Collective: Female Leaders of Farsley – Workshop Facilitator
Women in Criminal Law: Introduction to WICL – Criminal Law Friends Society Conference, London


Former Death Row Lawyer aiming to help women achieve their goals: The Yorkshire Post


Ascension Club: Resilience Through Assertiveness, Guest Speaker Leeds


Life Balance Workshop: Female Health Professionals
Ahead Partnership: Careers Panel, Bradford. Voluntary work


3 Shires Coaching Group: Continuing Professional Development


Business Kick Start Workshop, exclusive to WIBN members

Silk Family Law: Introduction to Coaching Workshop


Stowe Family Law: “Life Balance and how to achieve it” Workshop