In the heart of Peterborough

Elizabeth Nicholls

Elizabeth Nicholls

Date of Call: 2018

Public Access Accredited

Before coming to the Bar, Elizabeth worked for a large corporate company managing complex multi-million pound negotiations in the UK and Far-East. She is skilled at reaching agreement in difficult situations and is a robust advocate in court.

Before pupillage, she undertook research work for a leading Q.C in London, Julian Seddon v Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency [2019] EWCA Civ. 14 - High Court and Court of Appeal.

Elizabeth is Direct Access trained and can be instructed directly on this basis.

Family Law

Public and Private Law

Elizabeth acts for Local Authorities, parents and Guardians including cases where mental health, neglect, domestic violence and substance abuse are issues.

Injunctions – non-molestation orders, occupation orders, prohibited steps orders.

Child arrangements – fact-findings, final hearings and judgment, including cases where parental alienation is raised.

Financial remedy – divorce, including complex businesses, international assets, houses, collections and multiple bank accounts. Elizabeth also is appointed in cases with a religious dimension, including Christian, Jehovah’s Witness and Brethren.

Court of Protection

Wills and Probate

Civil Law


Personal Injury and Highways claims. Elizabeth undertakes written opinion and drafting work for Claimants, Defendants and Local Authorities.


Animals, Environmental and claims relating to trees - e.g. subsidence and Tree Preservation Orders. Recent instructions include representing a Local Authority in a claim for subsidence, caused by a tree owned by the Council.


All cases of contract and dispute resolution. Recent instructions include representing an internationally acclaimed racehorse trainer in a breach of contract claim against a Qatari racehorse owner.


Bachelor of Laws – LL.B - First Class

Master of Laws – LL.M – Distinction

Bachelor of Science – B.Sc. (Hons) Food Science

Sir Thomas More Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – ADR Online

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