Biography

Nichola advises on a wide range of family matters including divorce and high net-worth financial settlements, separation, co-habitation, pre-nuptial agreements, complex disputes regarding children, fertility law and surrogacy law.

She is particularly experienced in international family law, including cross border children disputes, having dealt with cases in Israel, New Zealand, Australia, Turks & Caicos, South Africa, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Syria and the USA.

Nichola also has specialist knowledge of the law surrounding assisted reproduction including egg/sperm donation and surrogacy, including the obtaining of Parental Orders.

She has significant advocacy experience, having appeared in the High Court and local Family Courts regularly, which is extremely useful when negotiating the best result for her clients.

Nichola is a committed member of Resolution and has achieved specialist accreditation in complex financial remedies and private children law.

Biography

Expertise and Past Cases

Examples of Nichola’s recent cases:-

  • Representing the husband on an enforcement of a financial consent order where there were unpaid sums exceeding £2 million.
  • Representing the wife in a multimillion-pound agricultural/farming divorce.
  • Representing the husband who had substantial claims upon his wife’s business and pension.
  • Representing a Swiss father, to secure him adequate contact with his daughter in the UK.
  • Representing Grandparents to secure a Child Arrangements Order for their grandchildren to live with them permanently.
  • Representing the father in a complex cross-jurisdictional forum, habitual residence and contact dispute.

Reported cases:

IS (A Minor) v DBS & Another [2015] EWCH 219
Stock v Stock and Stock [2016] EWHC 3174 (Fam)

History

Nichola has been practicing family law since training at SAS Daniels in 2008. She then spent 3 years at a large practice in Lancashire, where she gained invaluable advocacy experience in complex and contested family matters. Nichola joined Myerson in 2012 and was promoted to Senior Solicitor in 2015.

Testimonials

Specialist Areas

Our legal services are underpinned by our knowledge and expertise in the following areas.