Andrew Nixon is an experienced barrister specialising in Family, Civil and Crime. He is regularly briefed in all forms of Divorce, Financial Remedy, Court of Protection, Private Law and Public Law Children matters and Crime.

Andrew is a highly experienced common law Barrister. His mixed practice allows him multiple insights from various jurisdictions. He has wide experience in advocacy and in providing specialist advice in conference or in writing. He is regularly instructed by Solicitors reassured by his dedicated, empathetic and realistic approach.

Disarmingly affable Andrew Nixon is robust and resolute both in his representation of his clients and in pursuance of cases in accordance with their instructions. A hardworking, confident and earnest barrister, he is known for his thorough preparation and attention to detail.

He has been instructed to represent and/or offer specialist legal advice to individuals, multinational companies, local authorities and police forces. Andrew accepts instructions from members of the legal profession and from members of the public directly.


  • Financial issues relating to Civil Partnership, Marriage and Cohabitation
  • Freezing Injunctions
  • Schedule 1 applications
  • Financial remedy work including claims between engaged couples, spouses, civil and cohabiting partners.
  • Cases involving issues with disclosure including concealment or dissipation of assets
  • Cases involving business assets including private companies and partnerships
  • Cases involving multiple parties and interveners
  • Cases involving issues with pensions, trust assets, inherited wealth and farms
  • Cases involving complex issues of conduct
  • Cases involving lengthy delay between separation and financial remedy applications
  • Notices to show cause
  • Enforcement proceedings

Notable TOLATA & Proprietary Estoppel cases

Linden v Burton [2016] EWCA Civ 275

Acted for the Appellant.

  • Jurisdiction of the Court
  • Wardship
  • Inherent Jurisdiction
  • Supervision or Care Orders (interim or final)
  • Emergency Protection Orders
  • Special Guardianship (arising from care cases)
  • Placement and Adoption Order (including revocation and contact)
  • s.38(6) applications for assessments
  • Contested instruction of expects (including contested questions)
  • ‘Late in the proceedings’ intervener status applications
  • Typical cases Mr Nixon undertakes involve one or more of the following issues:
  • Jurisdiction
  • Non Accidental Injury
  • Multiple experts
  • Severe physical and/or sexual abuse
  • Forced Marriages and ‘Honour’ Killings marriages

Acting for mother in high profile jurisdiction case (Child born abroad returned to mother following UK social services removing child from foreign jurisdiction) (mother subsequently imprisoned for life for being centre of ‘utterly depraved’ paedophile ring) for mother in high profile neglect case (Child death: falling from open window in tower block).

  • Jurisdiction of the Court
  • Surrogacy
  • Residence, Contact, Specific Issue, Prohibited Steps
  • Abduction
  • Search and Recovery
  • International Recovery
  • International Disclosure
  • Emergency Applications
  • Allegations of child abuse and serious violence within the family home

  • Family law act injunctions including
  • Non molestation orders
  • Occupation orders
  • Committals

  • Drugs
  • Abuse
  • Dishonesty
  • Violence
  • POCA (Mixed assets and trusts)

  • Best interests
  • Deputyship
  • Finances
  • Property
  • Capacity
  • Accommodation
  • Deprivation of liberty
  • Contact
  • Residence
  • Statutory wills
  • Consent to treatment
  • Consent to marriage and sexual relationships
  • Forced

  • Frustrated gifts
  • Mutual Wills
  • Contested Proofs
  • Interpretation of intentions
  • Applications under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

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Contact Us

Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.

Contact Us

St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row

For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.

The switchboard will open from 08:30 until 17:30

Phone: +44 (0)1132 455 866
Email: [email protected]
CJSM: [email protected]

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