Rachel Woodd > Jones Nickolds > Beckenham, England > Lawyer Profile

Jones Nickolds


Since 2009 Rachel has built up an extensive mediation practise involving both domestic and international cases. Rachel’s litigation practise involves all aspects of divorce, matrimonial finance, civil partnerships, cohabitation and private children matters. She is also highly experienced in advising on pre-nuptial agreements.


Qualified 2002; Osbornes 2001-08, Dawsons LLP 2008-11; Partner Jones Nickolds 2011 to date; qualified as collaborative lawyer in 2005; qualified as Resolution-trained mediator in 2011.and became an accredited mediator in 2015.


Resolution; The Family Mediators Association, International Academy of Collaborative Law Professionals; The London Collaborative Group.


Brunel University (LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

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

In Beckenham and Chislehurst, the ‘market leading’, ‘organised and efficient’ practice at Jones Nickolds regularly acts in cases up to Court of Appeal level regarding the full spectrum of family law issues including divorce, financial remedy and private children matters. Acting for high-net-worth clients and well versed in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution methods including mediation and collaborative law, the team is led by the ‘highly experienced and astute’ Lisa Jones, who has a reputation for her work in wide-ranging matrimonial finance cases as well as international divorce, cohabitation and private law children work. Also leading the team with Jones is ‘outstanding legal mind’ and ‘supremely confident and learned practitioner’ Claire Nickolds, who is a member of Resolution and has significant expertise in a range of family law matters including financial disputes and private law children matters such as applications for leave to remove from the jurisdiction. Also of note is Gemma Irving, who is ‘first class’ and ‘simply excellent’ and focuses on financial provisions on divorce and arrangements relating to children, while Rachel Woodd is a ‘standout mediator‘.

London > Private client > Family: mediation

Rachel Woodd is a phenomenal mediator’ at Jones Nickolds. She is an accredited mediator and is trained to undertake integrated mediation as well as the new two client one lawyer model. She often receives referrals from central London law firms as well as those in the Kent. In addition, she mediates in all family matters, financial and children. Her specialty is dealing with particularly acrimonious couples and those with complex relationships and issues.