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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 has β€˜professionalism and compassion in equal measure. It is a long-established and highly regarded firm that is small enough to be personal but with some top-tier hitters amongst its members’. Jeremy Levison is β€˜fiercely bright but also utterly charming. If a case needs a fight, he is the solicitor you would want in your corner’. Simon Pigott is β€˜highly intelligent and utterly reasonable. His avuncular style and caring concern make the difference to clients time after time. He knows when to fight a point and when to gracefully move matters to a conclusion’. Julian Ribet is β€˜a leading financial remedies lawyer and one of the big hitters. He deals with cases with lots of zeros on the asset schedule’. The β€˜steely’ Nicola Fletcher β€˜has commercial savvy and knows how to present her clients at their best’, and Alistair Myles β€˜has quickly become one of the best in his field. He is very assured with clients, gives realistic advice and fights very hard when necessary’. Alison Hayes β€˜really goes that extra mile for her clients, and is completely client-focused’. Amanda Andrews is now at Winckworth Sherwood LLP.

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