Claire Nickolds > Jones Nickolds > Beckenham, England > Lawyer Profile

Jones Nickolds


Founding partner of Jones Nickolds. Claire is expert in all aspects of family law, including complex financial disputes involving family business or trust assets. She also has extensive experience in private law children work, including applications for residence and/or contact. She is also a collaborative lawyer. Reported cases: UL v BK (Freezing Orders: Safeguards: Standard Examples) [2013].


Trained Stephenson Harwood; qualified 2002; Stephenson Harwood 2000-04; Manches LLP 2004-08; Dawsons LLP 2008-10; established Jones Nickolds 2010 with fellow founding partner Lisa Jones.




Lancing College; Bristol University (BSc Economics 2:1).

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‘.