Nicola de Ruiter was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2009. She began her legal career at Van Hulsteyns Attorneys, where she completed her articles and worked as an Associate in the litigation department.
Nicola went on to hold key positions in human rights and anti-corruption, working at Lawyers for Human Rights, Corruption Watch and the South African Human Rights Commission.
In 2019, Nicola joined Van Hulsteyns again, as an Associate in the banking litigation department.
She holds a BA LLB (with distinction) and LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa.