Nick has an LLB (Hons) from Northumbria University where he continued at the law school and took his qualifications. Nick then moved to London where he was articled to West End firm Curry Popeck and where he qualified as a solicitor in 1996. During this time Nick started to develop his conveyancing practice and in 1998 he decided to join Lewis Lane and Co of Crouch End where he could develop both a residential and commercial client base. Together with Paul Cramer, Nick formed Cramer Pelmont in 2000 and took on Partnership responsibilities. Nick remained with Paul the strategist for the firm which they steered through steady growth for twelve years. The recent merger with GTC and formation of Cavendish Legal Group has enabled a streamlining of services, improvements in back office functions via scale and better savings for clients. Nick continues to take Senior Partner responsibility for leading Cavendish Legal Group through the recent period of rapid growth and into new geographic locations.
Nick primarily specialises in all aspects of residential and commercial property but he has particular expertise in the acquisition and disposal of development property. This has been a growing area in the last fifteen years and continues to attract substantial investment as a well constructed deal can be lucrative for all parties. Nick provides the twin aspects of legal know how and practical commercial experience which has made him invaluable to various development companies some boutique some large scale. Nick is highly sensitized to the demands of commercial reality and of the fast moving property market particularly in London. Because of this Nick is often recommended to act by agents and IFA’s where the timescales are very tight and regular communication with all relevant parties is vital
Nick’s ability to quickly assess, engage with and resolve tense dynamics has over the years has been sought out and accordingly cultivated through exercise. As a result, dispute resolution between business partners and family members has become a niche for Nick, who can act as sole mediator or together with the other parties’ representatives. The benefit of mediation is that, when successful, it avoids the possibility of expensive and protracted court proceedings.
Nick is a senior member of the Management Committee of the Cavendish Legal Group. Nick heads up the operations across the Group with particular focus on I.T and staff recruitment, which is well suited to his strategic thinking. Nick is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the Crouch End office and the firms three satellite offices in Canary Wharf , Brighton and reading (Tilehurst) and this speaks to his general demeanor as a firm but fair manager honed through years of mediation. Cavendish Legal Group’s rapid but solid growth is much indebted to Nick’s complimentary abilities.