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. Sources claim she operates at the level of a silk. Strengths: "She is quite fearsome; if she is on your side she will absolutely fight hard using her great intellect and very persuasive style of advocacy." "She's hard-working, clear, thorough and someone who never misses a point. Her presentation is first rate and she frequently outclasses the silks she is up against. Importantly, she never loses sight of what is best for the client." "A first choice in virtually any case – she gives very practical and clear advice, and has an instinct for outcomes which is second to none."Chambers and Partners 2019 and Legal 500 2019
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
"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."
Ranked in Tier 1 "A fearless advocate whose written work is also exemplary."