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Nick was Managing Partner of the firm from 2013 to 2019. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1978, he has acted for family and owner managed businesses and the people who run them, as well as acting for a wide range of individuals, unincorporated businesses and charities. Nick’s clients are involved in such diverse areas as genealogy, nuclear insurance, property investment, accountancy, chartered surveying, property development and construction, transport, publishing, public relations and retailing.

The trend towards philanthropic giving in recent years has led to an increase in Nick’s involvement in establishing charities and foundations.

In addition, Nick is responsible for the Intestacy team within the Private Client department. This team deals with intestate estates that would otherwise pass to the Crown. Specialised computer programmes have been developed to deal with these frequently complex cases. The Edwin Coe Intestacy team is believed to deal with a higher number of unclaimed estates than any other firm in the UK.

  • Co-ordinated the sale of a multi-million pound property portfolio held in an SPV owned by clients.
  • Dealing with the partitioning of family interests in a property company controlled by various settlements, including the termination of one of the settlements.
Nick Giles always keeps in touch with what his team is doing and makes sure that the work is done well and at the right ...

Legal 500 20201

Nick Giles always keeps in touch with what his team is doing and makes sure that the work is done well and at the right price.

Legal 500 20201

Expertise

Credentials

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2021

  • Ranked as a Leading Individual in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018 and 2019

  • Recommended in the Citywealth Leaders list for his work in Private Client

Quotes

Nick Giles’ performance is excellent and down to earth, and also he does not hesitate to pass matters to more speci...
Legal 500 2021

Nick Giles’ performance is excellent and down to earth, and also he does not hesitate to pass matters to more specialist colleagues when appropriate.

Legal 500 2021

He's very, very personable, very approachable. I like his pragmatic approach to innumerable problems that arise. He g...
Chambers High Net Worth 2018

He's very, very personable, very approachable. I like his pragmatic approach to innumerable problems that arise. He guides his department effectively and gets the job done.

Chambers High Net Worth 2018

Nick Giles advice is always invaluable. I could not recommend him highly enough.


Chambers UK 2017

Nick Giles advice is always invaluable. I could not recommend him highly enough.

Chambers UK 2017

Sources single out Nick Giles for his outstanding quality of advice and outstanding communication skills.


Chambers UK 2016

Sources single out Nick Giles for his outstanding quality of advice and outstanding communication skills.

Chambers UK 2016

They have been very nice people to deal with, and that makes it all the better.


Chambers UK 2016

They have been very nice people to deal with, and that makes it all the better.

Chambers UK 2016

Nick Giles is very hands-on and will make sure that even minor problems are acted upon promptly.


Chambers UK 2014

Nick Giles is very hands-on and will make sure that even minor problems are acted upon promptly.

Chambers UK 2014

Nick Giles is sympathetic to the client's needs.


Legal 500 2013

Nick Giles is sympathetic to the client's needs.

Legal 500 2013

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Nick Giles

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Nick was Managing Partner of the firm from 2013 to 2019. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1978, he has acted for family and owner managed businesses and the people who run them, as well as acting for a wide range of individuals, unincorporated businesses and charities. Nick’s clients are involved in such diverse areas as genealogy, nuclear insurance, property investment, accountancy, chartered surveying, property development and construction, transport, publishing, public relations and retailing.

The trend towards philanthropic giving in recent years has led to an increase in Nick’s involvement in establishing charities and foundations.

In addition, Nick is responsible for the Intestacy team within the Private Client department. This team deals with intestate estates that would otherwise pass to the Crown. Specialised computer programmes have been developed to deal with these frequently complex cases. The Edwin Coe Intestacy team is believed to deal with a higher number of unclaimed estates than any other firm in the UK.

Expertise

  • Private Client: Overview
  • Family and owner run businesses
  • Wills and trusts
  • Tax planning
  • Charities & non-profit

Experience

  • Co-ordinated the sale of a multi-million pound property portfolio held in an SPV owned by clients.
  • Dealing with the partitioning of family interests in a property company controlled by various settlements, including the termination of one of the settlements.

Credentials

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2021

  • Ranked as a Leading Individual in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2018 and 2019

  • Recommended in the Citywealth Leaders list for his work in Private Client

Contact

Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7691 4078

Email:
nick.giles@edwincoe.com

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