Goodwins Family Law has been practicing as a law firm for over 20 years. Our firm includes some of the best legal minds and as standard we only employ professional divorce lawyers and family solicitors who have many years’ experience in the practice of family law within their respective fields. Below you will find all the need to know information about our team.
Nicholas qualified as a solicitor in 1982. He has practised as a family lawyer ever since. Nicholas founded Goodwins Family Law Solicitors in 1993 after heading a family law department in a large general practice. Goodwins Family Law Solicitors was one of the first specialist matrimonial practices in the country.
Whilst there are very few areas of family and matrimonial law that Nicholas has not undertaken in the last 30 years, his work is now mainly representing high net worth individuals in the division of assets upon divorce. He also conducts children's work, especially in contact and cases with an international element. Nicholas is also a qualified Collaborative Lawyer.
Raymond qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and has always practised family law. He was involved in the setting up of a general practice immediately after qualification where he practised family law and civil litigation. In 2001 he decided to specialise solely in family law and joined this firm.
Ray's case load is predominantly high net worth complex financial proceedings, especially those with an international element. He also undertakes contact and residence disputes.
Estella joined Goodwins Family Law in April 2013 as an Associate Solicitor. She qualified in 2006 as a Solicitor and exclusively practices family law.
Estella deals with all aspects of divorce, financial matters and separation. Her experience covers dealing with a range of clients including, but not limited to, complex issues dealing with assets in foreign jurisdictions, businesses, limited companies, the family home and other matrimonial property, pension issues. She is able to deal with these issues in a non-confrontational and cost-efficient way.
She also deals with relationship breakdowns between non-married couples and Trust of Land Act claims, and also has experience in drafting and advising upon cohabitation and pre-nuptial agreements. Estella also conducts children work and has experience in dealing with cases involving domestic violence.
Estella is a member of Resolution and has successfully completed Part 1 of Resolution’s accredited specialist scheme. She is also anticipating becoming a mediator and collaborative lawyer in the future.
Outside of the office, Estella enjoys travelling, playing badminton, walks in the country, the sights of London and attending music gigs/festivals.
Sarah has been working within family law since 1985 when she joined Nicholas Goodwin in his original firm. She undertakes a mixed caseload. Sarah has acquired a wealth of experience in her 25-plus years of practice, and deals with all aspects of family law.
Tara joined the practice in 1996 after completing her law degree. Throughout her last 15 years with the firm she has experienced a varied caseload and continues to practice in all areas of family law.