In the heart of Peterborough

Elizabeth Nicholls

Elizabeth Nicholls

Date of Call: 2018

Public Access Accredited

Elizabeth undertook pupillage under the supervision of both Heads of Chambers, Mr Nigel Sleight and Mr Christopher Bramwell. Before coming to the Bar, Elizabeth worked for a large international company, managing cross-jurisdictional buying teams and complex multi-million pound negotiations.

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

Elizabeth has been noted for her exceptional personal skills, having experience of dealing with people from all backgrounds, including vulnerable adults.

She represents Local Authorities, companies and individuals in both her family and civil work.

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, domestic violence and substance abuse are issues.

She has a particular interest in Court of Protection and financial remedy cases including complex businesses, international assets and multiple bank accounts. Elizabeth also is appointed in cases with a religious dimension, including Christian, Jehovah’s Witness and Brethren.

Civil Law


Personal Injury, Road Traffic, Highways/Footways 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.

Employment claims including discrimination. Currently representing a claimant in a 6-day disability discrimination claim against a national corporate company.


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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