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UK Guide 2023
The South Family/Matrimonial
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4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Jones Nickolds

We are a specialist firm of family lawyers and work in a constructive, civilised and professional way.  We provide a high quality, cost effective service.

We have a breadth of experience in all aspects of family law, including high net worth divorces and complex private children work.  We are skilled and experienced in both litigation and dispute resolution.  Four of our partners are collaboratively trained, and two are mediators. 

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Family/Matrimonial - Kent
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Band 1
What the team is known for

Jones Nickolds is a notable Kent-based outfit with an expert team specialising in complex private children and high net worth matrimonial finance matters. It represents clients in financial remedy proceedings involving corporate assets, pensions and inherited wealth and is expert in divorce as well as the dissolution of civil partnerships. The team is well versed in family law litigation and also committed to collaborative methods and alternative dispute resolution. The established team has experience acting before local courts and the High Court in complex and high-stakes cases.

Notable Practitioners

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Lisa Jones
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Lisa Jones
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Lisa Jones is qualified as both a solicitor and a barrister. She has market-leading experience in family law cases, handling high-value financial remedy proceedings as well as ongoing spousal maintenance issues.

"Lisa is excellent. She is at the top of her game and doesn't shy away from giving tough advice, but delivers it with empathy and sensitivity."

"I cannot speak highly enough of Lisa; her measured and incisive advice led to a life-changingly positive outcome for my family."

Claire Nickolds
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Claire Nickolds
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Claire Nickolds has significant expertise in handling high-value divorces and associated financial disputes. She is also experienced in advising on complex children matters, particularly those involving an international element.

"Claire has a very creative legal mind and is really knowledgeable on international children work."

"She is very pragmatic in her approach and provides clients with realistic advice at an early stage."

"She was very smooth, clear in her advice, very good tactically, and able to deal with the dynamics of the person on the other side."

Gemma Irving
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Gemma Irving
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Gemma Irving has experience in handling divorce proceedings and accompanying financial remedy matters. She also handles Children Act proceedings, including cases concerning sensitive issues such as alleged sexual abuse and domestic violence.

"Gemma is a fantastic lawyer. She immediately understands the complexity of cases and is incredibly kind and supportive."

"She is a really great lawyer who is tough but good and sensible to deal with."

Rachel Woodd
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Rachel Woodd
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Up and Coming

Rachel Woodd has a practice that spans a wide range of contentious family law matters, including divorces and postnuptial agreements. She offers a high-level of expertise in alternative dispute resolution as an accredited mediator.

"Rachel is excellent at all she does and has a very caring approach."

"I rate her extremely highly; she does a lot of mediation work and her practice has gone from strength to strength."

"Rachel is a very good mediator who has a very constructive approach and will work to find solutions that work going forward."

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Family/Matrimonial

Claire Nickolds
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Claire Nickolds
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Band 1
Lisa Jones
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Lisa Jones
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Band 1
Gemma Irving
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Gemma Irving
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Band 3
Rachel Woodd
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Rachel Woodd
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Up and Coming

The South

Family/Matrimonial: Mainly ADR

Rachel Woodd
Rachel Woodd
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