Nick Gova

Managing Associate

I work within all aspects of family law and am a trailblazer in complex financial matters within the context of divorce.

My specialism in dealing with overseas and religious marriages. I am an expert in Islamic marriage (Nikah) and divorce (Talaq), where I engage with the Sharia Council. I remain one of the very few male Asian family lawyers in the country.

I have most recently been described as an ‘awesome’ and ‘formidable force’ in matters at the Family Court, Magistrates Court and High Court. I will personally undertake the advocacy in Court for clients where appropriate or will instruct a Barrister with the most relevant expertise and deliver a result for the client. I am recognised as a tenacious negotiator by my professional peers, often resulting in a settlement being achieved without the need for contested proceedings. That said, I do take the gloves off when required.

I am popular with clients for my meticulous preparation, in depth knowledge coupled with my empathetic approach to family proceedings.


My areas of expertise include:

  • Children matters
  • Children Act applications
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Divorce, involving complex financial matters
  • Injunction proceedings
  • Trust of Land claims

Qualifications & memberships

Society of Asian Lawyers / British Asian Trust