Nicola Gunn is a partner, mediator, and Collaborative lawyer, specialising in family and Court of Protection work. She is based in our South London offices at Streatham.
Nicola’s practise has evolved from advising vulnerable families to negotiating complex financial settlements for separating couples to Court of Protection work, the latter of which she now specialises in. Nicola acts for adults and children who through personal injury or illness, lack capacity to manage their affairs. Her focus is on ensuring her clients receive the support they need.
Helping vulnerable children who have suffered catastrophic brain injuries is one of Nicola’s areas of expertise. Working with families, she sensitively and strategically puts together education and health care plans which ensure the child’s needs are met until they reach 25 years of age.
Due to her many years’ experience in family law, Nicola has specialist knowledge and skills in advising vulnerable adults in Court of Protection matters. For example, in cases where a vulnerable adult may wish to marry, Nicola can draft a robust pre-nuptial agreement to ensure any personal injury settlement or trust money is protected, should the relationship break down.
Nicola has always been interested in helping vulnerable people and this is what drew her into family and Court of Protection work. Nicola is also heavily involved in charity work, having set up free legal advice centres for Rights of Women and Families Need Fathers. She also provides advice sessions for Age UK.
As a trained Collaborative lawyer, Nicola is committed to providing clients with expert advice, so they feel empowered to make their own decisions.
Nicola and her team are ‘considerate and caring to the client’s needs and requirements whilst maintaining a highly professional position in continuing to manage their clients’ – Legal 500 2019
- Accredited specialist with Resolution, which recognises exceptional expertise in Family Law, with specialist portfolios in Advanced Financial Provision and Children Law
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
- Court of Protection Practitioners Association
- Solicitors for the Elderly
- Former member of Law Society’s Children Panel, until moving away from publicly funded work