John Nicholson

John Nicholson  Jun 11

Solicitor and Collaborative Lawyer

Irwin Mitchell LLP

Phone: +44 (0)20 7421 3988


John is a partner in the family team at Irwin Mitchell in London. His peers remark upon his common sense and his ability in getting quickly to what is important in a case.

John is a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and understands the often highly complex interaction between jurisdictions in Europe and further afield. He acts in a wide range of cases, especially those involving private equity firms and hedge funds, and for clients whose cases are complicated by domestic and international trusts, or landed estates. However much of his work also deals with the swift solution of less complicated, but no less emotionally charged, divorces and separations.

Like all leading family lawyers John has witnessed a significant growth in pre-nuptial agreements in the last few years. He frequently works to resolve difficult disputes involving children, including making and opposing leave to remove children from this jurisdiction. John always discusses with new clients the appropriateness for their case of all forms of out-of-court dispute resolution and works with them to find the best approach in their particular circumstances.

John is listed as a prominent individual in the CityWealth Leaders Lawyers List, and is highly rated by Chambers & Partners 2015 which states that he ‘receives praise for his conciliatory approach to cases and his “calm and practical” advice’.

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