Family Law in Partnership is an award-winning team of specialist family lawyers, mediators, arbitrators and family consultants

Nicole Phillips



Nicole is an associate at Family Law in Partnership. She combines a warm, sympathetic manner with tactical nous and incisive judgment.

Nicole handles all aspects of private family law, assisting and supporting clients who are navigating divorce or separation to resolve any financial or children issues that may arise.

Nicole’s cases have involved a wide range of issues, and regardless of the subject matter, one constant feature across all of Nicole’s cases is how much better clients feel for having her at their side, with one remarking: “Your advice and counsel has been nothing short of excellent.”

Nicole was shortlisted for the award Family Law Young Solicitor of the Year in the prestigious LexisNexis Family Law Awards 2018. She was also named as a Rising Star by The Legal 500 UK 2020 and recommended for family law with the editorial noting: “Nicole Phillips is a real rising star. Nicole is commercially savvy and completely at home with complex business cases. She reads accounts and can manage the most complicated figures with aplomb. Don’t be misled by her youth and charm: she knows what she is doing”.

Nicole has a strong interest in alternative dispute resolution and in working closely with other professionals such as family consultants and therapists to achieve a successful outcome for her clients. Her interest in holistic support is just one reason why she was elected to Resolution’s Innovation Committee (a national organisation of family lawyers with over 6,000 members), developing tools and business methods to benefit the whole membership and, by extension, the family law industry as a whole.

Nicole has presented and published articles across a wide range of family law topics, including on post-nuptial agreements and Part III of the Matrimonial & Family Proceedings Act 1984. She was quoted extensively in Citywealth Weekly (May 2018) in an article titled Family: Transgender & the Law. 

Recent client feedback includes:

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with you, despite the emotionally-trying circumstances. Thank you for your wise words and support along the way”.

“A note of thanks for all the work you have done on my behalf, you have been excellent”.

“I always felt confident there would be a fair and positive resolution”.

You have been tremendous – I was so nervous and Nicole took care of me and kept me reassured that everything was going to be okay“.

Nicole studied law at the University of Cambridge where she was awarded both the AW Woolf Prize and The Vincent and Brigid Keown Memorial Prize. She went on to achieve a distinction in the LPC and joined Family Law in Partnership in 2018, having trained at Collyer Bristow LLP and qualified into their family team in September 2016. In her spare time Nicole volunteers for Rights of Women, manning their Family Law Advice Line.

Nicole’s blogs include:

Parental Alienation: 5 ways to help a pushed out parent

The Legal Process for Gender Change

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