Nick specialises in divorce, the finances on divorce, and children issues following the breakdown of relationships. He has more than thirty years of experience in these areas. He gives clear pragmatic and strategic advice to clients on difficult and complex family finances; unearthing assets; protecting assets; valuing family businesses, and considering third party interests where family money has come from other family members.
Nick advises where there are disputed children arrangements: where there is a disagreement as to where a child or children should live- whether there should be shared parenting; where there is disagreement over contact, and where one parent may wish to relocate - be that in the UK or overseas. Nick advocates an amicable and conciliatory approach to negotiations, but where there is a need is well able to litigate robustly.
He is also able to offer collaborative law, where each person has their own lawyer and instead of writing letters and possibly going to court you all meet together in the same room to work things out face to face. You have your lawyer by your side throughout and benefit from legal advice as you go. You make a commitment at the beginning not to go to court but to work together.
Nick is also a qualified mediator and an accredited specialist with Resolution since 1998 for both money and children issues. He is able to undertake mediation at both our Wokingham, Reading and Farnham offices. He is a member of Reading Family Mediation which is a group of specialised family mediators based in the Thames Valley. Nick is able to do sole as well as joint mediation depending of the circumstances of the case.
Nick studied for a History and English degree at Teesside University and did his common professional examination and law Society finals in Newcastle. Nick is a member of the law society children panel; their general family panel.
"Clifton Ingram have “a knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated team with excellent client care. They give realistic advice and comfortably handle all matters relating to family law”. “Nick Rodriguez has difficult clients in care proceedings but will always go that extra mile for them”. Legal 500 - 2022
"Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors has a strong reputation for handling all matters relating to family law, ranging from pre-nuptial and co-habitation agreements, complex divorce with cross-border elements to cases involving children, including child abduction and abuse claims. Nick Rodriguez is also of note for children arrangements and local authority issues". Legal 500 - 2020 Edition
"Extremely good' Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors' ‘highly competent and dedicated team’ is ‘an excellent choice for those who want realistic advice without paying the earth’. Notable team members include Nick Rodriguez who is ‘passionate about his clients and always willing to go the "extra mile”’. Legal 500 - 2018/19 Edition
“The ‘modern and forward-thinking’ team at Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors delivers ‘an impressive standard of professionalism across the board’. Nicholas Rodriguez made partner and his expertise includes special guardianship orders and leave to remove cases”. Legal 500 – 2017 Edition