Nicola Mitchell

Director, Solicitor and Head of Family Department

I specialise in family and collaborative law. I have a particular interest and experience of dealing with divorce and related financial cases including complex and/or large money cases. My cases include a significant proportion where there are large pensions, complex assets, trusts, businesses, properties/assets in other countries.

I understand that family problems can be traumatic and I work hard for my clients to support them through the legal process.

I know how important it is to be able to have a relaxed, sympathetic, understanding whilst professional relationship with my clients to help them through difficult times. My clients appreciate my organised, efficient and straight talking style. I promote a constructive and practical approach in family cases, seeking if possible agreed solutions between the parties. I am not however adverse to taking a firm stance if necessary.

I am a member of Resolution, Family Law Accreditation Scheme and a Collaborative Lawyer.

I graduated from the University of Leicester with a LL.B (Hons) in Law in 1997. I joined the Firm in 2003 and became a Partner in April 2010 and Director in 2015 when the firm incorporated. I was brought up and educated locally and am proud to be a Director in a firm so close to my roots. I pride myself in providing a good service to the local community.

Out of the office, I am the Secretary of the Eastleigh Spitfires WI and am very much enjoying this new challenge.

 

Nicola Mitchell - Awards and accreditations

  • Family Law
  • Lexcel - Solicitor
  • Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer
  • Resolution First for Family Law

News and media

  • News
    • Posted on February 16, 2017
      A rather unique divorce case was heard in the Court of Appeal on Tuesday this week, fittingly on Valentine’s Day. Mrs Tini Owens brought an appeal against an earlier ruling which stated that she could not divorce her husband of 39 years.
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      Posted in: Family
    • Posted on May 31, 2016
      Nicola Mitchell, Director and Head of the family department here at QSKP has been considering, along with her team, the possible effects of ‘Brexit’ on the legal system, specifically from a family lawyer’s perspective. She’s provided a ‘snapshot’ of their thoughts below.

      Divorces between English and Welsh nationals residing in the UK are unlikely to be affected by Brexit. However where there are jurisdictional issues (i.e one or both parties residing outside the UK), Brexit could bring about an end to the ‘rush to Court’ phenomenon which is currently governed by EU Regulation. Rush to Court is exactly as it sounds: one party tries to seek to issue their application first, generally in England or Wales, due to the fact that the Courts here are regarded as one of the most generous in Europe. It is highly likely that the rush to Court would change if we left the EU, although unless you’re the spouse of a non-British-domiciled billionaire, it’s unlikely to affect you. If Brexit happens then we will simply have to wait and see whether London continues to be the ‘international divorce capital’ of the world.
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      Posted in: Family, News
    • Posted on February 18, 2016
      The Court of Appeal has upheld a challenge to the government’s changes to legal aid for victims of domestic violence.
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      Posted in: Family

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