Claire is expert in all aspects of family law including family businesses and trust assets. She also has extensive experience in children work including applications for residence and removal from the jurisdiction.
Claire has a City background qualifying at Stephenson Harwood before transferring to the top ranked family law firm, Manches LLP.
Claire’s clients include lawyers, bankers, accountants, directors and other professionals.
Claire is empathic, practical, gives clear and directive advice when needed and is an experienced and tenacious litigator.
Claire is rated at Band 1 of Chambers & Partners:
Claire Nickolds is recognised by sources for her proficiency in handling complex children work. She also regularly advises on financial remedy cases linked to divorce and separation proceedings (2018)
Claire Nickolds is an “excellent and extremely hardworking lawyer. She is willing to take on difficult cases and fight them hard. She has an excellent relationship with her clients.” (2016)
Claire Nickolds “is responsive, thoughtful and strategic. She’s perfectly at ease with complex matters” and is “fantastic both in court and in collaboration – she sets a good standard for the whole team” (2015).
Claire is rated in Legal 500:
Founding partners Claire Nickolds and Lisa Jones ‘are excellent lawyers and know their stuff’ and ‘are sensible but no pushovers’ (2018)
Claire Nickolds “who is pragmatic, direct and clever, championing the interests of her clients with great skill”(2017)
Claire Nickolds ‘deals with the most complex cases with aplomb’(2016).
“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work, help and support over the last year. I can’t thank you enough for fighting my corner. I have what I need now for me and the children to get on with our lives, so onwards and upwards!”. Mrs A. July 2013
Claire is a member of Resolution and is a trained mediator and collaborative lawyer.