Nicola Matthews

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Hay & Kilner

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job-title-icon Solicitor, Collaborative Lawyer & Partner

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NE1 1EE,
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Nicola is a Partner and head of the Family department at Hay & Kilner. With over 23 years’ experience, Nicola has a high level of knowledge, skills and experience in the area of family law, her specialism being high value & complex divorce cases. She assists clients to find practical solutions to problems that arise when relationships break down by considering the case from both points of view thereby reaching an amicable agreement with as little animosity as possible.

Nicola is a Law Society Family Law Advanced panel member with specialisms in Ancillary Relief and Complex Assets.   She is a qualified mediator, so can assist and guide both parties to try and find their own solutions.  She is also a qualified collaborative family lawyer, so can advise and assist clients who wish to try and reach agreements with the other party and their representative by a series of round table meetings. She is Secretary of the local “Resolution” committee.  Nicola is named as a “leading individual” in this area of law in Chambers Guide and recommended in The Legal 500, both independently researched guides to the UK legal profession.


 “Nicola Matthews is calm and sensible and provides excellent representation in high-value divorces. Her particular strength is in the financial aspects of divorce where she helps to demystify the process.”

“I found my dealings with Nicola Matthews in particular of a very high standard through my difficult divorce. Nicola was very approachable and easy to talk to but always maintained a professional manner throughout my dealings with her.”

“Nicola Matthews provided an excellent service throughout my divorce. I will have no hesitation in recommending her and your firm to others.”

“Nicola proved unfailingly polite, approachable, efficient and compassionate throughout my divorce. Nicola guided me with care and attention to detail through the various steps. I can’t think of any improvements that are necessary.”

“Nicola was very approachable, easy to talk to and her services were to a very high standard.”

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Finances (divorce and separation)
Offers mediation for
All issues
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