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WEY HOUSE, FARNHAM ROAD, GUILDFORD, GU1 4YD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01483 302264
Fax:
Fax 01483 302254
DX:
2423 GUILDFORD-1
Email:
Web:
www.stevens-bolton.com

Nicola Harries

Tel:
Work 01483 401262
Email:
Stevens & Bolton LLP

Work Department

Family.

Position

Partner and Head of the of the family law department. Nicola deals predominantly with medium and high net worth ancillary relief cases, as well as advising in relation to pre – and post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements, cohabitation issues and children matters, including child abduction. Many of her cases involve complex or overseas assets. Nicola has given professional comment on BBC Breakfast and BBC Radio London and has written numerous articles on family related issues for a variety of professional and other publications. She is also a trained collaborative lawyer.

Career

S Rutter & Co 1993-98; Collyer Bristow 1998-2004 (associate from 1999); Stevens & Bolton LLP 2004 to present (partner from 2007).

Member

Resolution (former committee member for Surrey Resolution).

Education

Tormead School, Guildford; Southampton University (Law LLB Hons); College of Law (LSF).


London: Private client

Family

Within: Family

Stevens & Bolton LLP  undertakes the full range of private law client work whether in children act proceedings through to divorce/financial remedy cases. 'It is well known as being committed to clients and striving for the best possible result’. Head of team Nicola Harries  is ‘unflappable’. Caroline Gordon-Smith  is a ‘stalwart of family law’.

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South East: Private client

Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Leading individuals

Nicola Harries - Stevens & Bolton LLP

Within: Family: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

According to one client, Stevens & Bolton LLP's team is 'a beacon of quality'  and'the client’s best interests are at the centre of its values'. The team handles all aspects of family breakdowns, including divorce and civil partnership dissolution, financial arrangements and proceedings, nuptial agreements and children's law matters. Its work often involves cross-border complications involving residency or assets in various jurisdictions. Nicola Harries, who heads the team, is'calm and professional and provides good advice' and clients 'trust her judgement'; she is a key name for high-value relationship breakdowns, often involving complicated financial proceedings. Other key practitioners include collaboratively trained Caroline Gordon-Smith, whose expertise spans both financial and children's law work, and senior associate Grace Parker-White; the duo are'constructive throughout the process with a view to the de-escalation' of the conflict.

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