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Nikki Aston


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‘Nikki Aston is a star. She is a really capable and well regarded financial remedy lawyer. She is pragmatic and professional and looks after her clients.’
(The Legal 500, 2024)

Nikki is a solicitor and a Director based at the Nottingham office. She joined Freeths in June 2022. She has over 19 years of experience and deals with all aspects of family law.

Her specialism is divorce and high net worth financial settlements, and she has a particular interest in cases which involve businesses, trusts, property portfolios and pensions.

She also deals with complex private law children matters, (with issues such as relocation, allegations of abuse, and parental alienation) pre and post nuptial agreements, civil partnership breakdown, and cohabitee property disputes.

Nikki is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 (2024 edition).

Nikki is recognised as a Leading Individual in Chambers & Partners (2024 edition).

Legal Services

Family Law

Nikki was previously a Legal Director at the highly regarded national firm Shakespeare Martineau, where she developed a significant following and became known for her friendly approach, yet pragmatic and ‘no nonsense’ advice.

Nikki advised a client in court proceedings which dealt with the finances following his divorce, defeating claims from his ex-wife, and preserving his significant business interests.

She also secured a capitalised lump sum order and clean break for a client who had a significant level of income thus releasing him from any ongoing or future obligations to his ex-wife.

Nikki deals frequently with cases upwards of £5m and works closely with her trusted professional network of advisers who include wealth planners, financial advisors, accountants and also life coaches/counsellors.

She gives her clients personal support throughout the legal process and offers a wraparound holistic service which she hopes enables them to move on to the next chapter of their lives.



To contact Nikki or for more information…

Call: 0345 030 5684
Mobile: 0797 388 2331
Or email: Send an email



Nikki is Chair of the Nottingham branch of Resolution (the national network of family lawyers) which encourages its members to adopt a conciliatory and non-adversarial approach to resolving cases.

She is also a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Domestic Abuse and Private Law Children matters.


“I cannot recommend Nikki highly enough. Throughout a very difficult and acrimonious divorce, I was always reassured by Nikki’s sound legal advice and genuine compassion to my position. Nikki always had back and I will forever be grateful for her support through the most difficult of situations.”


“Just had a meeting with Nikki Aston she’s amazing. So reassuring, down to earth, straight talking and knowledgeable. Thank you so much for recommending her. We’ve got a rocky road ahead but I feel reassured that the road is worth taking for the best for my daughter.”


‘Nikki Aston is driven, compassionate and dedicated to doing her absolute best for her clients.’

(The Legal 500, 2024)

“Nikki Aston has been a highly responsive and commercial lawyer who can assist clients with complex and sensitive situations.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2024)

“She is immensely hard-working and very reassuring.”

(Chambers & Partners, 2024)

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