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Nick is a Partner in our Built Environment team.

Nick advises on all aspects of Real Estate matters. Nick has extensive experience in acting on acquisitions, disposals, planning, development, leasing and financing of Real Estate assets.

In development matters, Nick’s dual specialisms of planning and property development allow him to assist his clients through all stages of the planning and development process from project inception to completion.

Nick also forms part of our Natural Resources team and assists landowners, operators and developers on all Real Estate aspects of transactions regarding natural resources and renewable energy.

Nick is a Next generation partner lawyer in the most recent publications of the independent legal directories Legal 500. Nick is described by clients as “very professional and intelligent with a friendly and approachable nature”.


Nick’s experience includes the following highlights:

  • Advising a local authority in its capacity as landowner on all planning, development and real estate aspects of a Garden Village scheme
  • Acting on behalf of a large regional land promotion entity in respect of over 20 strategic options and promotion agreements to secure land for future development
  • Leading on all transactional planning matters for the North West division of a PLC Housebuilder, frequently involving schemes of over 500 homes and issues of affordable housing, viability and the Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Advising a developer/landowner client on all aspects of a retail park development from land acquisition, planning and development through to securing the tenant base via a series of development agreements for leases and the re-financing of the site
  • Frequently advising a large landed estate landowner/developer on acquisitions, disposals, landlord and tenant matters and developments across all sectors
  • Acting as a trusted family advisor to a number of small estates and agricultural clients on all land and property aspects of their businesses
  • Advising a Port Authority on the legal aspects of managing and optimising its property assets
  • Frequently acting on the acquisition, disposal and financing of large multi-let industrial and retail estates


What people say

  • Nick Gholkar is excellent.

    Legal 500, client quote
  • Nick Gholkar is exceptional and without his assistance we would not be as successful in getting large strategic sites developed. He just gets on with it!

    Legal 500
  • Nick Gholkar is exceptional. He provides same-day advice and takes all stress out of the process by summarising the position and next steps.

    Client quote
  • Very responsive and very good at explaining what's required and how it can be achieved.

    Client quote, Chambers & Partners
  • Very professional and intelligent, with a friendly and approachable nature," adding: "He is very good at keeping the client updated.

    Chambers & Partners

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