Key Pension considerations in a needs-based context

When dealing with the treatment of pensions on divorce, there are a number of points to consider, and ensuring that both parties are sufficiently provided for in retirement can often be tricky.  This issue becomes even more prominent in cases

Grandparents’ rights

Grandparents play an enormously important role in the lives of their grandchildren.  In recent times it has become more and more common for grandparents to take an active role in raising their grandchildren. Many children live with their grandparents full

The Government has told us to Stay at Home, but what does that mean for you if your children live in a different household?

As a result of the current Covid-19 crisis, parents with whom their children do not live are understandably concerned about the impact the Government’s recent Stay at Home rules will have on their ability to continue to spend time with

Our commitment to you during COVID-19

As the number of cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise globally, we would like to reassure our clients that Jones Nickolds will continue to operate as usual.    We have a continuity plan in place which allows us to

The limitations of spousal maintenance

Spousal periodical payments orders, more commonly referred to as spousal maintenance, are one of the options the court has at its disposal in order to adjust the parties’ financial resources upon divorce. Such an order involves a party paying their

Arbitration “the BUPA” of Family Law

As we sit at court waiting interminably for the case to be called on, my client asks, with a hint of desperation in his voice, whether there isn’t a way to “go private”. The answer, happily, is that there is…..

Mixed-sex civil partnerships

For years there has been an imbalance between the options of unions for same-sex couples, against the limited choice for mixed-sex couples.  Mixed-sex couples have not, until now, had the option to choose whether to formalise their union by civil

Jones Nickolds listed in The Times “Best Law Firms 2020”

We are delighted that for the second year running we have been listed in The Times Best Law Firms. Only 200 of the 10,000 law firms in England and Wales made the list and only 42 of those firms are

Chambers Success

The firm has once again been ranked at Band 1 by Chambers and Partners 2020, one of only four firms in Kent. The guide describes the firm as ‘a leading Kent outfit with an expert team’ ‘a serious class act’

Jones Nickolds ranked in the top tier by the Legal 500

We are delighted to say that the firm has been ranked in the top tier for family law by the Legal 500; an independent directory of the best law firms in the country. The team was described as ‘intelligent, practical