Nick has over 25 years’ experience in the commercial property market, working with both the private and public sector, particularly with charity and social enterprise clients in the health and social care sector. Nick is ranked as a leading individual by the Chambers UK Legal Directory. 

Examples of recent work

  • Estate work on the Goldsmiths campus including acquisitions, lettings and development
  • Acquisition of a long lease and refurbishment of a Grade I Adam listed building on the Howard de Walden Estate for a major medical institution
  • Acquisition and development of two large warehouse buildings in East London on behalf of a regeneration agency and conversion into an Arts Centre Complex, including display and performance space and cinemas, with the benefit of a range of grants
  • Taking two long leases for a new preparatory school for girls in Westminster
  • The construction of a European headquarters building for a large American motorcycle manufacturer, taken on a leasehold interest
  • Acting on numerous commercial leases for a large commercial property owner in Central London and working with them on the development of their property portfolio
  • Acting for a major US legal practice in leasing their building in Mayfair
  • Involved in several redevelopment projects, bringing disused sites back into community use with the benefit of national and European funding
  • Involved with the restoration project of a leading opera company in Central London, including major Arts Council funding and issues surrounding Charity Act compliance
  • Long leasing of a newly-built headquarters building in Smithfield, London for a major children's charity and subsequent subletting of three floors on shorter term leases

Qualifications and career

  • Warwick University, LLB (Hons), 1978
  • Admitted as a solicitor in 1981
  • Partner at Speechly Bircham, 1989
  • Joined Bates Wells Braithwaite as a partner in 1997
  • Specialising in Estate and Property Portfolio Acquisition and Management
  • Previously lead partner in the management and development of one of the great London “Estates”