Extensively experienced family practitioner who focuses on financial disputes and regularly represents wealthy individuals. She has expertise in asset tracing as it relates to offshore trusts and other concealed wealth. Strengths: "She is able to strike up an instant rapport with clients, who do not doubt for a moment that she will fight their corner to the end." "A well-prepared, tenacious cross-examiner who has the ear of the court." "She's a bright advocate who is all over the details of cases." ‘She is a determined advocate, who reads everything and misses nothing.’Chambers and Partners 2022 and Legal 500 2022
Nichola has 25 years’ experience specialising in the field of matrimonial finance.
Nichola is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and available to undertake financial remedy arbitration.
She is “a premier junior in the matrimonial finance world and is highlighted in particular for her expertise with cases involving hidden or offshore assets” and is considered “one of the most able junior barristers around. She is able to grasp facts quickly, she prepares thoroughly and in a timely manner and she has the most persuasive of ways with the judges. They respect and appreciate the way in which matters are prepared and presented by her.” (Chambers & Partners, 2016).
The Legal 500 says of her: “She has an excellent manner with clients and is an excellent advocate.”
Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
Reported cases of interest include:
- CG v IF (MFPA 1984 Part III: Lugano Convention)  EWHC 1062
- L v L (Financial Remedies: Deferred Clean Break)  EWHC 2207
- Lawrence v Gallagher  EWCA Civ 394
- T v M (Appeal against strike out of Application to vary)  EWHC 1585 (Fam)
- KA v NA (Prenuptial Agreement: Needs)  EWHC 499 (Fam)
- Author of Blackstone’s Guide to the Civil Partnership Act 2004
- Author of Rayden & Jackson, Divorce & Family Matters:
- Chapter 4 (Civil Partnerships)
- Chapter 20 (Resolving Claims to Property)
Family Law Bar Association
University College, Oxford (Law)
Chambers and Partners
"She is able to strike up an instant rapport with clients, who do not doubt for a moment that she will fight their corner to the end." "A well-prepared, tenacious cross-examiner who has the ear of the court." "She's a bright advocate who is all over the details of cases." 2022, New Silks
"Nichola works tirelessly and efficiently for her clients, always looking to resolve issues if possible, but also being fully prepared to fight if needs be. She leaves no stone unturned."
"She has QC levels of experience, intelligence and expertise."
‘She is a determined advocate, who reads everything and misses nothing.’
Ranked in Tier 1 "A fearless advocate whose written work is also exemplary."