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 international retailer, managing cross-jurisdictional buying teams and complex multi-million pound negotiations. Elizabeth has experience of dealing with people from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. She has been noted for her exceptional personal skills which makes her a favourite with solicitors and clients.

During her studies, Elizabeth undertook work with a leading Q.C in London and assisted him with a negligence claim on behalf of a famous classic car owner, against a government body. This case was heard in the High Court and the Court of Appeal - Julian Seddon v Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency [2019] EWCA Civ. 14.

In her legal work she is appointed by Local Authorities, businesses and individuals in family and civil drafting and trials.

Elizabeth is Direct Access trained, taking instructions from April 2020.


Court of Protection, family finances - including divorce, wills, complex businesses, international assets and multiple bank accounts. Elizabeth has an interest in cases with an international or a religious dimension, including; Christian, Jehovah’s Witness and Brethren.


Child arrangements, financial provision, abduction and public law care proceedings. Recent instructions; representing clients where mental health, alcohol abuse and domestic violence arise, representing parents with disabled children and those with a history of hostility between the parties.


Negligence, nuisance, personal Injury, highways claims, occupier’s liability, environmental, contract, employment and claims relating to trees - e.g. subsidence/TPO.

Recent instructions; advising both claimants and local authorities on claims relating to highways/footways, representing a local authority in a claim for subsidence, caused by a tree owned by the council, 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

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