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Nikola Nothnagel

Called to the Bar

2014 Inner Temple


University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, BA International Studies

University of London, LLB (External) (Second Class Honour)

BPP University, BPTC (Very Competent) 


Nikola joined Guildford Chambers as a tenant in July 2023 following successful completion of pupillage. Nikola specialises in family law with a focus on Children matters – both public and private.

Prior to joining Chambers as a family pupil, Nikola practised civil litigation in her home country of Trinidad and Tobago and worked as a county court advocate in the UK.

Children – Private Law

Nikola regularly represents clients who are involved in private children proceedings and accepts instructions at all stages of proceedings. Nikola has acted on behalf of parties in disputes concerning contact, residence, enforcement and serious allegations of domestic abuse.

Children – Public Law

Nikola accepts instructions in care and other public children proceedings. She has represented parents where allegations of neglect, mental health issues and drug/alcohol abuse have been made.

Domestic Violence & Injunction

Nikola regularly represents clients who are involved in Family Law Act 1996 proceedings, including proceedings involving allegations of serious domestic abuse and where those applications are linked to Children Act 1989 proceedings. She has experience of applications for non-molestation orders and occupation orders and attends without notice hearings, return dates, directions hearings and final hearings.

Family Finance

Nikola continues to build a practice in family finance field having observed and assisted in cases at FDAs, FDRs, Preliminary and Final Hearings as part of her pupillage.

Further information

In her free time, Nikola enjoys camping with her dog and exploring the sights of the UK.

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