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Levison Meltzer Pigott, Nicola Fletcher, London, ENGLAND

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Nicola Fletcher

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Levison Meltzer Pigott


Nicola has 18 years of experience in all aspects of family law. She is regularly instructed in difficult, complex and litigious cases, particularly ones with a foreign element eg Assoun v Assoun or those involving individuals from wealthy backgrounds but without their own independent wealth, such as S v M (Maintenance Pending Suit)[2012] EWHC 4109 (Fam). In respect of financial cases, Nicola successfully applied for one of the first Legal Services Order for a review of maintenance case, providing for legal fees in the sum of £225,000 to be met by the opponent husband (which he appealed and lost and then he appealed and lost the successful increase of spousal and child periodical payments. This case is now continuing with enforcement proceedings in New York and Texas with Nicola’s involvement.) Nicola also successfully dealt with one of the first post-Radmacher cases concerning prenuptial agreements and foreign marital regimes Z v Z [2011] EWHC 2878 (Fam) (No 2). In addition the case of S v M (Maintenance Pending Suit) [2012] EWHC 4109 (Fam) involved the successful appeal by a husband against an order for interim maintenance which could only have been met by the husband’s father, who refused to pay. This case then led to one of the first successful decisions for strike out of a financial remedy claim by a wife (although unreported). In respect of children’s cases, Nicola regularly acts on behalf of parents in complex Children Act proceedings, often involving Social Services and has particular expertise acting for high net worth individuals with substance abuse issues. Nicola has expertise in jurisdictional disputes relating to both divorce and children, with two of the leading cases in this area (Z v Z [2010] 1 FLR 694) and Cook v Plummer [2008] EWCA Civ 484, having been successfully managed by Nicola to great outcomes for her clients. Nicola offers her clients a ‘bespoke family service’ and is known to provide excellent client care. All work is received through personal recommendation (often by her opponents). As well as being well known for her skills in litigious cases, Nicola is also a trained mediator with a degree in psychology and can use those skills to provide early resolution for clients in appropriate cases.


Trained Hodge Jones & Allen; qualified 1997; Mishcon de Reya 2000; partner 2004; partner Levison Meltzer Pigott 2007 to date.


Resolution; The Department of Constitutional Affairs Child Abduction Panel.


University of Sheffield (BA Hons Psychology); College of Law, Chester.


Theatre, cinema, dance, wine, socialising with friends and family.

London: Private client


Within: Family

Levison Meltzer Pigott β€˜takes excellent care of its clients, has superb technical knowledge and provides a cost-effective service’. The β€˜very impressive’ Simon Pigott and Julian Ribet β€˜relish the difficult cases and get results’ and the β€˜pragmatic’ Nicola Fletcher has a β€˜good eye for detail’. Alistair Myles is β€˜clever and approachable’ and Amanda Andrews is β€˜balanced and calm’. Alison Hayes is β€˜technically brilliant’. The firm has particular expertise in complex financial and international cases.

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