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Cara Nuttall

Cara Nuttall

Partner, Head of Family

0161 836 8998
0790 023 3942

Cara is a Partner and leads our family law team.

Cara is highly experienced in Children and Modern Families law, leading our efforts in this area. She specialises in children work including child abduction and relocation and is an expert in surrogacy law.

Cara advises on the formation and protection of family structures, however they are formed. She is also an arbitrator, qualified to adjudicate on children matters. This includes a wide variety of child disputes including those that relate to child arrangements or specific issues such as relocation, schooling, religion, holidays or a child’s name. 

Cara advises on all aspects of relationship breakdown, including divorce and financial matters and cases with international elements, as well as in respect to enforcement including committal. She assists a diverse range of clients from various backgrounds based both in the UK and abroad.

Cara has practised Family Law for almost two decades and has frequently dealt with cases involving complex welfare issues, jurisdictional disputes and modern family structures.  She has been involved in a number of leading decisions on the interpretation and application of the law in relation to surrogacy, as well as litigation misconduct in financial proceedings. 

Cara is a long-standing member of Resolution and is a member of the Child Abduction Lawyers Association and Women in Family Law. She sits on various committees including the LGBT Family Law Institute.

Cara has been ranked in legal directories for a decade and is a “leading lawyer” in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.  She is cited as having a “stellar reputation” and combining being a “compassionate lawyer with being a gladiator for her clients in court” as well as being “everything that a demanding private law client requires: intelligent, experienced and completely committed.” 

She participated in the APPG on surrogacy law and has frequently appeared on television and radio discussing family law issues and has given advice to various television productions, most recently, appearing as legal advisor in the C4 documentary “Strangers Making Babies”.

Cara joined us in 2023 and is based in our Manchester office.

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