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WARREN NICHOLS Partner

Warren qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and joined the firm in December 2021, having previously worked at medium sized practices in London, Kent and Surrey.  

 

Warren has extensive experience of assisting clients with all aspects of contentious and non-contentious family law matters.  His work includes divorce and the subsequent division of assets, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, separation advice, cohabitation and relationship breakdowns, property ownership disputes plus disagreements regarding children and their welfare.

 

Having built up a strong client base over the years, Warren specialises in complex high net worth financial remedy claims and has acted for FTSE 100 company directors, bankers, lawyers, celebrities and entrepreneurs both here and abroad.

 

In addition, Warren maintains a niche civil-based caseload of claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (“TOLATA”) as well as the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

 

Warren was included in the Citywealth Leaders List in 2018 and 2019 which brings together the leading individuals in the private wealth and private client advisory sectors.  His inclusion means his family law expertise has been recognised by his peers, latterly named as one of the top 50 divorce lawyers in London in the 2019 edition.

Warren’s recently reported cases

 

Warren acted for Mr Khan in the well-publicised Islamic marriage case of Akhter v. Khan [2018] EWFC 54 in which the Court was tasked with determining whether a religious Nikah created an invalid or void marriage under s.11 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.

 

The Court at first instance declared that the marriage was void and that Ms Akhter was subsequently entitled to a decree of nullity (thereby permitted to pursue financial remedy claims accordingly) – a decision which was overturned successfully on appeal (Akhter v. Khan [2020] EWCA Civ 122).

wnichols@maddoxlegal.co.uk