Hand in hand with his general chancery practice, Nicholas specialises in all facets of real property work including co-ownership disputes under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, boundary and party walls disputes, registered and unregistered conveyancing, adverse possession, options, mortgages and charges and town and country planning but with a particular interest in rectification of title claims, easements, restrictive covenants, public and private nuisances and restitutionary proprietary remedies.
Landlord & Tenant
Nicholas has considerable experience across the whole range of landlord and tenant work encompassing agricultural, business and residential tenancies and licences and including leasehold enfranchisement, commercial renewals, break clauses and options, forfeiture and possession, rent review and dilapidations to name but a few.
Cadogan v McCarthy & Stone (Developments) Ltd  L & TR 249 (CA) (business tenancies, intention to re-develop).
Naidoo v Naidu, The Times, 1st Nov. 2000 (fiduciaries, breach of trust).
Davies v The National Bingo Game Association, unreported, Oct. 2001 (lawful gaming and enforceability).
Williams v Sandy Lane (Chester) Ltd  1 P & CR 27 (CA) (easements and reversions).
Margerison v Bates  3 EGLR 165 (interpretation, restrictive covenants).
R v Derwent Holdings Ltd, ex parte Liverpool City Council  JPL 1768 (Building Act notices, town and country planning).
Campbell v Banks  NPC 13 (CA) (section 62, the limits of continuous and apparent easements).
Clifton v Liverpool City Council  UKUT 74 (LC) (enfranchisement and changes to hereditament).
Palo Alto Ltd v Alnor Estates Ltd (2017) UT T&C 0002 (whether dishonesty an essential element of unilateral mistake).