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A former tenant of a leading family law Chambers on the Western Circuit, Nicola practices in all areas of family law. She is frequently instructed in private law children proceedings and regularly represents parties in proceedings under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996. Nicola also represents Local Authorities, parents and children at all stages of public law proceedings.
Nicola provides practical and pragmatic advice in all cases and prides herself on her down to earth and approachable manner with both lay and professional clients.
Private Law Children
Nicola is regularly instructed to appear at all stages on behalf of applicants and respondents, children’s guardians and children with separate representation in private law proceedings. She has experience in dealing with cases concerning rape, sexual abuse (including of a minor), mental health, domestic abuse/violence, internal relocation and parental alienation (which include applications for changes of residency).
Nicola is experienced in dealing with internal relocation cases, acting for both those seeking to relocate and those seeking to prevent such a move. She has also acted in cases involving international relocation and jurisdictional issues.
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Public Law Children
Nicola frequently appears on behalf of Local Authorities, parents and children in public law proceedings. She is instructed at all stages of proceedings from interim hearings to multi-day final hearings. Nicola has experience of representing vulnerable adults, including those with severe learning disabilities and those assessed as needing the assistance of an intermediary.
Nicola routinely represents both applicants and respondents at all stages of injunctive relief proceedings under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996.
Nicola is a keen sportswoman, having previously represented Lincolnshire at hockey. She enjoys playing netball socially and is learning to play tennis.