Specialists in family law.

We act for clients in all kinds of relationship issues, whether divorce and financial settlement, practical and financial arrangements for children and producing pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

We have two offices, one in Clerkenwell in central London, the other in a discreet village location half an hour from Oxford.

"Brigid Turner inspires confidence in clients and provides London magic circle service, but not at London prices."

Legal 500

"Brigid is Resolute, accurate, empathetic but always honest."

"John Nicholson impresses with his light touch in difficult situations and draws on extensive experience in mediation and collaborative law."

Chambers & Partners

"Brigid Turner is strongly recommended by clients, a great all rounder, sometimes consoling and counselling, but when needed, efficient and exacting."

Chambers & Partners

"John Nicholson is highly intelligent and very good at analysing issues."

Chambers & Partners

"Sarah is very bright - she cuts to the heart of the matter quickly and fills clients with confidence."

"Sarah Whitten is one of the stars of her generation for her top-drawer expertise in both financial and children cases."

"Emma is a pragmatic and determined lawyer. Emma’s commercial awareness to see the bigger picture is one of her many strengths."

We also deal with the jurisdictional complications arising from marriages and other relationships that cross international boundaries and those that involve complex trust structures, private companies and inherited wealth.

Brigid Turner and John Nicholson first worked together in the 1990s in a top London family law department. In the intervening years, our practices took us to partnerships in other highly regarded firms, but we always shared the same principles and approach.

Our Approach

In many cases, the best outcome for separating couples, and families in conflict, is achieved by listening and negotiating. The route to an agreement may be as simple as some constructive telephone calls with another solicitor, or a number of well-managed round table meetings. Some clients prefer the Collaborative law approach and others mediation, both of which we are able to offer.

However, not all cases can be settled by negotiation and we have the experience to know when a court application has to be issued, and to pursue it robustly and effectively.


Divorce lawyers, particularly in London, can be a drain on family finances. By setting up a boutique firm which has an office in central London, but its foundation, and principal administrative arm, close to Banbury, Turner Nicholson is able to offer the expertise and assurance of a London firm, but at more attractive and affordable rates than most London firms and departments.

Reading about us is no substitute for meeting us. Please pick up the phone and then come and see us. Almost all our clients come to us through personal recommendation, and you need a lawyer who is right for you.

Who we are

We offer:

Bespoke service

Extensive combined experience

Flexible approach to relationship breakdowns

Principled and cost effective advice

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