Edward Nicklin


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Edward primarily works on children matters (public and private law), but he has a broad range of experience in family law, including matrimonial, domestic abuse and international cases. Edward qualified as a solicitor in May 2020 and during his training at Goodman Ray he assisted on a number of complex cases including reported cases to do with issues such as: shared care and religious differences (Re X (Number 4: Religious Differences: Shared Care) [2019] EWFC B81); child abduction and committal (Button v Salama & Anor [2019] EWHC 363 (Fam)); and publicity in child abduction cases (RJ v Tigipko & Ors [2019] EWHC 1579 (Fam)). Since qualifying, Edward has developed his interest in cases involving the international movement of children. He worked with Janet Broadley to intervene on behalf of Reunite in an important Court of Appeal case considering the role of oral evidence when consent is raised as a defence in child abduction cases (Re B (Children) (Abduction: Consent: Oral Evidence) (Article 13(b) [2002] EWCA Civ 1171).

Before converting to the law, Edward worked for a number of years in account and project management positions at commercial organisations. Edward has volunteered at Toynbee Hall legal advice centre, assisting clients in London’s East End with a range of legal issues, and at the Free Representation Unit (FRU), representing clients at Social Security Tribunals. Edward has co-authored articles on Brexit and family law for the Family Law journal. Edward is a member of Resolution and, as such, he adopts a constructive approach to family issues and tries to reduce conflict in even the most contentious cases.

Published Articles

  • Brexit and Brussels IIA, Family Law [2017] Fam Law 272, March 2017
  • The Queen’s Speech and Brexit, Family Law [2017] Fam Law 802, August 2017
  • Brexit and family law, Family Law, [2017] Fam Law 1169, November 2017

Professional Memberships

  • Resolution
  • Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC)


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