Nicky Coates Partner, Solicitor Head of Family 
Ellisons Solicitors 
 
 
Email: nicky.coates@ellisonssolicitors.com 
 
Telephone: 01255 851000 
Nicky joined Ellisons in 1989 and was made a Partner in 1996. Throughout her career, Nicky has specialised in family law and for 10 years was a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel.  
 
Since moving to the Frinton office as the resident partner in 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 
 
Ellisons’ Family department is noted within the Legal 500 directory once again. 
Contact Nicky 
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