Nicola Chamberlain > Blackfords LLP > Woking, England > Lawyer Profile

Blackfords LLP
CLEARY COURT
169 CHURCH STREET EAST
WOKING
GU21 6HJ
England

Work Department

Family Team

Position

Partner, Head of Family Team

Nicola is known for providing clear, practical legal advice in plain English.
Nicola practises exclusively in family law, including:-

Children:

  • Child Arrangement Orders
  • Child Abduction
  • Leave to Remove applications
  • Parental Responsibility Orders
  • Special Guardianship Orders

Relationships/Matrimonial:

  • Civil Partnership Dissolution
  • Cohabitation Disputes
  • Divorce
  • Enforcement Proceedings
  • Financial Arrangements
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements

   Other:

  • Forced Marriage Orders
  • Non-Molestation Orders
  • Occupation Orders

Nicola carries out a full range of family law cases, predominantly privately funded, working on cases in the local courts and nationally, as well as complex cases in the High Court.

In addition to her legal work, Nicola is a Resolution qualified family mediator, mediating in both children and financial issues for privately funded clients.

Career

Kelcey & Hall, Bristol 1997-2001 Trainee Solicitor/Assistant Solicitor
Foster Wells, Aldershot 2001-2010 Assistant Solicitor & Head of Family Department
Child Law Partnership, Basingstoke 2010-2012 Assistant Solicitor
Blackfords LLP, 2012-2016 Assistant Solicitor, 2016-present Partner and Head of Family Team.

Memberships

Resolution

Education

BA (Hons) Social Sciences; PGDiPL and LPC – University of the West of England

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Blackfords LLP is known for its work in challenging cases involving children, particularly public law care proceedings, representing clients involved in proceedings with a number of local authorities in London and the South East. Many of their cases involve parallel criminal proceedings and serious medical issues, such as injuries to children which require investigation by medical experts. They also advise on private law proceedings involving children, such as divorces and Family Law Act injunctions. The practice is led by Nicola Chamberlain, who in addition to her knowledge of children matters is active in the areas of divorce proceedings and financial applications. Elizabeth Cape-Cowens is considered ‘exceptional’ for public law cases.