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

Nicola Chamberlain leads the Woking-based family team at Blackfords LLP as a Resolution-qualified mediator; she is recognised as an ‘exceptional practitioner‘. The team handles a broad range of family law matters, including advice on divorce and separation, civil partnerships, financial matters, domestic violence and adoption. The team particularly specialises in public and private law children matters, which can involve serious medial issues, cross-border elements, care proceedings, and learning disabilities. Lisa Lusingu, who joined in 2020, is often involved in child abduction cases and wardship proceedings in the High Court, and Helen Worden has expertise in complex care proceedings.