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Nina Lake is amongst the best of the best in family law in London. She is unflappable, even in a crisis, and is a match for any opponent.

Legal 500 UK 2024

Nina Lake is a Partner in Howard Kennedy’s Family Team with extensive expertise in all areas of family law.

Her main practice focuses on matrimonial and child related disputes, the drafting of pre and post nuptial agreements and issues concerning cohabitation.

Her clients are often high net worth individuals with international elements to their case and Nina has particular experience acting for clients who often have complex multi-jurisdictional issues that need close consideration. Nina’s clients consist of individuals such as lawyers, doctors, bankers, business owners and entrepreneurs or those who benefit from generational family wealth. She has also advised and acted for a number of high profile celebrities and media personalities.

Nina works closely with industry experts both at Howard Kennedy and externally, to ensure that clients are provided with a full service and holistic approach to meet any needs or issues which arise.

Nina’s clients often comment on the supportive and sensitive attitude which she provides to them during what is often one of the most difficult times in their lives, whilst continuously striving to achieve the best possible outcome for them.

She is a member of Resolution and where possible works towards reaching a constructive conclusion for family disputes whilst having her clients best interests always at the forefront of her focus.

Recent work
  • Advising a client in an UHNW case in which it was thought that assets totalled over £200m and spanned across the globe.
  • Advising the ex-wife of a singer/songwriter to consider matrimonial claims against him some 30 years after divorce due to husband's breach of earlier separation agreement.
  • Managing financial negotiations involving complex international tax issues including jurisdictions such as the US, Japan and Brazil.
  • Representing an Emirati father in proceedings to return his son to Dubai from England following mother removing the child from Dubai and refusing to return him without his consent.
  • Advising on a pre-nuptial agreement where the client had made his extensive wealth in crypto currency.
  • Advising on a post-nuptial agreement where the client had serious health conditions which prevented her from working, but had extensive family wealth and husband had very little wealth of his own but was the main carer for the wife.
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Private client: Family, Legal 500 2023
  • Listed as Recommended Lawyer, Spear's 500 Family Law Index 2022
  • Nina won Family Law Partner of the Year at the 2020 Citywealth Future Leaders Awards.
Did you know

Nina used to compete for the GB bobsleigh team as a driver. She continues to enjoy to keep fit and in doing so has run marathons in both Vienna and Milan.


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