Nicholas Evans

Commercial Property

My Professional Background

Following my law degree, I joined what was then Jameson & Hill in 1992 from a London firm, where I gained experience of both commercial and private client work – mainly for company executives. I have been a Partner of the firm since 1995.

I act for individuals, businesses and charities, mainly in commercial property matters, but also in relation to business structures, the protection of different parties’ interests in a business and on business sales and acquisitions. Unusually for a commercial lawyer, I have extensive experience in the use of trusts and a knowledge of personal tax matters. This enables me to utilise a holistic approach when advising individuals, partners or shareholders in relation to business succession and retirement planning issues.

My aim is always to understand what is really important for my clients. I then explain the issues and options in such a way that the client is able to assess the advantages and disadvantages, risks and rewards of their situation, before making a commercial decision they are happy with.

Achievements / Accreditations

I was named a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 2023 rankings.

‘Nick Evans has provided many years of beneficial advice and support to our business.’

About me

I was born and raised in Orpington, on the edge of a London Borough, and lived within walking distance of the open Kent countryside. Having moved clockwise around London, Welwyn Garden City has been home for the last 30 years – I still live within walking distance of the countryside. I met my wife while studying for my Law degree and have been married for more than 30 years and have two adult children.

Outside of work I am involved in the leadership of a vibrant local church, which is heavily involved with its local community and in a variety of charity work, including through Ware Rotary Club.
I enjoy eating home-cooked food and like to drink real ale and decent whiskeys. I love fireworks and am a qualified freelance pyrotechnician, working on large firework displays for all sorts of events –  not only around November, but throughout the year. While I would not call myself a gardener, I enjoy working in and around our house and garden and with a reasonable level of competence at DIY, often after hearing the words, “Can you fix….”

In my free time – what’s that!?

Awards and Accolades

  • acn clinical negligence
  • acn conveyancing quality
  • acn family law
  • The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms
  • Best places to wok in UK
  • ERC Endorsement
  • Lexcel
  • AVMA
  • SCIL