Gail Cook

Consultant Legal Executive


Gail is a Consultant Chartered Legal Executive. She has specialised in family law for about 40 years. She covers all areas of family law from pre-relationship planning to assisting clients when a relationship breaks down.

Gail deals with the following areas of law:
– Pre-nuptial agreements (planning arrangements during a marriage)
– Cohabitation agreements (planning arrangements for couples living together)
– Divorce
– Civil partnership dissolution
– Financial arrangements for married and unmarried couples
– Arrangements for children on the breakdown of a marriage or relationship
– Property disputes (house ownership for unmarried couples)

Gail also has experience in forced marriage injunctions and female genital mutilation injunctions. She can assist parents and other family members where the local authority intervenes in the lives of the children.

Gail prides herself on her down to earth approach and plain speaking advice which clients have frequently said they appreciate as when a relationship breaks down, people are confused and scared. Gail does her very best to make people feel at ease and assist them through the process in an honest and straight forward way

Services & Specialisms

Expert advice & representation in these areas

  • Family

    Issues of family law often come with personal challenges as well as legal. Our solicitors are known for their compassionate approach and commitment to securing the best possible outcome for you and your family.

  • Divorce Solicitors

    When going through a divorce, you need your solicitor to be compassionate, knowledgeable, and ready to fight your corner at all times. Find all that and more with Richard Nelson LLP.

  • Financial Settlements

    Richard Nelson LLP’s divorce lawyers are experienced in helping clients to reach the right financial settlement for their divorce. There are many different routes to a financial order, many of which will allow you to avoid taking the matter to court. Our family solicitors will advise you on the options that are best suited to your situation and can provide any of the legal services that are required by different routes to a financial settlement.

  • Child Arrangements Orders

    Richard Nelson LLP’s family team can provide legal advice on Child Arrangements orders. When a relationship breaks down between two parents it is hoped that arrangements for the child to see both parents can be finalised amicably. However, in some circumstances, this does not happen. Our Solicitors will help you to reach the best solution for your child.

  • Unmarried Couples Legal Services

    Richard Nelson LLP's family lawyers are able to assist unmarried couples with a range of services, including child arrangements, finances and property law.

  • Dog Custody

    If you’re concerned about the ownership of your pet as a result of your divorce, our family solicitors can provide a specialist service to help you arrive at the right outcome.

  • Prenuptial Agreement Solicitors

    Speak to our family solicitors if you are considering a prenuptial agreement or have been asked to enter one, we can help you understand and complete the process.

I love the flexibility of being a Consultant so I can fit in my hours with my own personal life and also that of clients. I can work evenings and weekends which suits clients who work standard hours if necessary. There is no pressure to account for my whereabouts and I am comfortable that I can organise my time so as to look after my clients specialised requirements during the trauma of their relationship breakdown

Gail Cook - 2021

Gail has worked on my case for almost five years. Given that we have worked together for so long would indicate that my case is far from standard. However, despite the complexity, Gail has been steadfast in her loyalty and commitment. When you work with Gail, you need to accept... that she will tell you how it is. This can be sometimes hard but in doing so, Gail will lay out your options and advise you accordingly. Putting it simply, I couldn't have got through this period of my life without Gail's guidance. She works hard on your behalf and when you enter court, you can be rest assured she will do all she can to defend your position. For anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse - I would highly recommend Gail. She remains professional at all times but is also incredibly caring and compassionate.

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