Nikki already has a wealth of experience as a Senior Associate, with ten years’ exclusive focus on family law. She is a well-respected family law practitioner, regularly appearing against more senior lawyers including Partners and Directors from other Tier 1 and 2 law firms. She has recently been shortlisted for Manchester Law Awards’ Solicitor of the Year.
Nikki joined the Manchester office of Vardags in 2016 as a paralegal, having previously worked at a well-known family law firm in Manchester city centre, running cases concurrently with the principal solicitor. Her talents were quickly recognised at Vardags, and she was offered a training contract within three months of starting at the firm, fully qualifying in 2018.
Nikki advises clients on all aspects of the law in this area, particularly relating to the breakdown of relationships and divorce proceedings. She has already built a solid base of knowledge and experience in relation to:
Financial matters arising from the breakdown of marriages and civil partnerships
Interim financial matters such as maintenance and legal funding
Children issues including contested internal and international relocation
Preparing, drafting and reviewing prenuptial agreements, including handling any disputes in relation to these
Nikki represents high net worth individuals, guiding them on the complexities that arise for these specific clients:
- Clients with complex business interest
- Cases involving pre-marital or family wealth
- Cases involving trusts
She also has particular experience assisting international clients and has worked on cases that involve jurisdictional disputes that raise complicated and unique legal questions. Her client base is global, with clients specifically in Dubai, the Middle East and Hong Kong.
Nikki graduated from the University of Liverpool, having read Law, and was then awarded a distinction in her LPC and LLM at the University of Law. In her final year at university, Nikki led a team to organise the Law School’s mooting competition with the final held at St George’s Hall.
Nikki has already written several published articles for legal commentary:
· Why it doesn’t pay to delay: A v B (No 2) and the need for certainty on divorce -  Fam Law 1564
· The relevance of family wealth? Promise and precaution -  Fam Law 926
· When draconian is the only way: Hadkinson orders following de Gafforj -  Fam Law 61
Nikki grew up in Northamptonshire but has lived in the North West for over a decade. Outside of the office, she is a keen amateur cook and enjoys reading, swimming and snowboarding, and she also enjoys regularly eating out in Manchester. However, her time is dictated by her flat-coated retriever who rules her life! She enjoys taking him swimming and for long forest-walks.
We offer a free consultation to suitable clients, typically those where the family's net assets are in excess of £1m or the combined income is in excess of £150,000
Vardags is one of the UK’s top divorce law firms. We specialise in complex, high net worth and international cases. Our President Ayesha Vardag has been widely described as “Britain’s Top Divorce Lawyer” and the “Diva of Divorce”.
Our divorce solicitors have been involved in some of the highest profile cases of recent years at all levels up to the Supreme Court. Most of our cases are managed discreetly and are kept out of the media, but we are adept at managing the press if necessary.
Our top divorce lawyers have acted for or against financiers, entrepreneurs, footballers, celebrities, members of royal families, and the aristocracy. We fight hard where necessary but negotiate to get the best result whenever possible.