“Mitchell has extensive experience in financial remedy cases (a speciality for the firm) with claims involving businesses assets, multiple properties and complex pensions issues”.
The Legal 500, 2020 Guide

“Well regarded for her ADR and collaborative law practice. She often advises on matrimonial finance disputes concerning high-value assets and pension arrangements.”
Chambers UK, 2021 Guide

“Nicki has a strong reputation for being tough but fair and is acknowledged as having a very calm and clear way of dealing with clients which is a huge help to them, especially in very stressful and emotional situations.”
Chambers 2020

“A thoughtful, careful and measured family lawyer with good client care skills. She manages to communicate in a way that everyone understands."
Chambers 2019

“…The main individual that I work with is Nicola Mitchell in the York Office. She is the best matrimonial lawyer I have known during my 39 years in practice – with her depth of knowledge and attention to detail, her tenacity in seeking the best settlement for her clients and still maintaining an empathetic approach is a rare skill.”
Jones Myers Client 2020

“From the first meeting I was treated to first class advice which was well-tempered and clearly drawn from years of experience. At times I was advised to take a more strategic route which, I believe, led to a more beneficial outcome. I don’t often recommend people or companies, but I would whole heartedly recommend Nicki and her team as they provided a level of care and compassion at one of the darkest point in my life, something I won’t forget.”
Jones Myers Client 2020

“I can't believe that we have finally got to the end of this. I must say that, having your support over the past two years, has been greatly appreciated and made a huge difference to my health and wellbeing. Part of your work has been completing the paperwork and liaising with other solicitors. But, the part that I have most valued, has been the open discussions and the opportunity to talk to someone who understood the situation and was able to offer expert guidance.”
Jones Myers Client 2021

With over 25 years’ experience in family law, Nicki specialises in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown - and particularly complex cases involving family businesses, multiple properties, and complicated pension arrangements.

A skilled mediator and York’s first collaborative family lawyer, Nicki champions Alternative Dispute Resolution processes which avoid a lengthy court process and can lead much more quickly and cost effectively to a successful resolution.

Her exceptional track record includes advising clients on the more traditional methods of resolving issues surrounding family breakdowns.


  • Divorce and separation
  • Mediation
  • Financial disputes
  • Pre-nups/ Post-nups
  • Cohabitation disputes
  • Children arrangements



  • Collaborative lawyer
  • Mediator
  • Member of Resolution