Nicky Coates Partner, Solicitor Head of Family 
Ellisons Solicitors 
 
 
Email: nicky.coates@ellisonssolicitors.com 
 
Telephone: 01255 851000 
Nicky heads the Family Law team at Ellisons and has been with the firm since 1994. 
 
Throughout her career, Nicky has specialised in family law and for 10 years was a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel. Since 2004, Nicky has concentrated her work on ancillary relief claims and private Children Act proceedings. Nicky also undertakes some private client work and deals with claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependents) Act 1975. 
Nicky is a Resolution trained collaborative lawyer. Collaborative law encourages separating couples to resolve their disputes without making an application to the Court. 
 
Nicky is also a ‘Dementia Friend’. A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action. This helps our clients and their families just that little bit more. 
 
Areas of Specialism 
 
All aspects of family law 
Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family & Dependents) Act 1975 
Protection of family assets with pre-nuptial agreements relating to Rural Affairs 
 
Nicky comes highly recommended by the legal directories: 
 
‘Nicky Coates is very good with clients and takes a pragmatic and considered approach to cases." Legal 500 2019 
 
‘Nicky Coates is described as "a pleasure to work with" by market sources. She is experienced in acting for clients on matrimonial finance matters, including those involving property and land assets.’ Chambers and Partners 2019 
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