With more than 30 years' experience, Nicholas acts in complicated Wills, trusts and probate cases, and all aspects of elderly care, often as Court of Protection deputy and also as independent personal representative in cases of disputed estate administration.
He also specialises in tax planning work for individuals and trusts.
Nicholas advises the charity sector on all the various legal issues they face, including formation, changes to charity structure, changes to trustees, altering trusts and advising on Charity Commission schemes.
Nicholas has written for Butterworths on Wills drafting and contributed to several books for the Consumers Association on Wills, probates, residential property and tax matters.
He has lectured on succession for the London University and is a frequent and engaging speaker at seminars for clients and professionals.
Nicholas studied Gary Sobers at Trent Bridge before reading law at UCL where he graduated in 1978. He qualified as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 1981. In 1983 he became assistant solicitor then partner (1986) at Hall Clark before joining Turner and Debenhams (now Debenhams Ottaway) as partner in 1999.
Nicholas is a member of the
- Private Client Section of the Law Society
- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
- Hertfordshire Law Society
- HLS Trusts/Probate Committee
- Bentham Club
- ECB qualified umpire