Nick qualified as a solicitor in 1980. From 1981 until 2007 he worked in Ashington and for most of that time he was a sole practitioner. Over those years he developed the wide ranging skills typical of the sole practitioner. In 2007 he left Ashington to work in the Lake District where he stayed for over four years. He then returned to work in the North East and spent five years in Morpeth. He has now joined Lawson and Thompson. Since leaving Ashington he has specialised in commercial and residential conveyancing, wills and probate and landlord and tenant work.
Having worked extensively with rural property in Cumbria and Northumberland he has particular knowledge of the problems associated with private sewage, water and access arrangements which are common in such areas, but during his time in Morpeth he supervised a busy residential conveyancing department and can deal quickly and knowledgeably with urban housing, in particular new-builds, whether on large housing estates or small developments.
He still has a bolthole in the Lake District where he and his wife spend as much time as possible. He has two step-children and three grandsons. For recreation he likes to read, some fiction, but mainly history. If pushed, he can be persuaded to go for a tramp on the fells, as long as there’s a pint of good ale at the end of the walk.