Nick Knapman is a real estate lawyer in our Bristol office, specialising in real estate dispute resolution and lease advisory work. He heads up the firm's National Real Estate Shopping Centre team.
Nick joined the firm as a trainee in 1993 and then qualified as a real estate disputes lawyer.
He is very experienced in dealing with contentious and strategic property matters and advises primarily on high value asset management issues, with a focus on shopping centres and office buildings.
He has particular expertise in rent reviews, service charge issues, dilapidations claims, the interpretation of leases/development agreements, original tenant/guarantor liability and the effect of the Competition Act 1998 on property contracts.
Nick deals with all forms of dispute resolution including court proceedings, mediation, arbitration and expert determination.
Nick became Regional Senior Partner of the Bristol office in May 2016.
"Head of department Nicholas Knapman is described by sources as "a fantastically hard-working, considerate and thorough litigator"." Chambers and Partners UK 2015 Edition, Real Estate Litigation, Bristol
"Nicholas Knapman...is a respected real estate litigation specialist." Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition, Real Estate Litigation, South West
"Practice head Nick Knapman is ‘bright and thorough’." Legal 500 UK 2013 Edition, Real Estate, Property Litigation, Bristol
"The 'absolutely excellent' Nicholas Knapman 'instils considerable confidence in his clients'." Chambers and Partners UK 2013 Edition, Real Estate Litigation, Bristol
"'Nicholas Knapman leads the team and is praised for his work in the sector. He has expertise in property, planning and environmental disputes'." Chambers UK, 2011 Edition, Real Estate Litigation, South West