Richard Nichols is a senior associate in the Real Estate Practice Group based in the Manchester office. He advises on all aspects of non-contentious real estate transactions with a particular focus on development work on behalf of both private and public sector clients.

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  • Assisting a leading developer of assisted living housing on its joint venture and forward funding structures, site acquisition, letting, and portfolio disposals in respect of numerous site acquisitions, subsequent onward sales and funding arrangements.
  • Working for various clients on asset and estate management issues, including the acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold properties.


  • College of Law, Chester, LL.B., honours, 2009
  • Durham University, B.A., honours, 2006


  • England and Wales, 2013
  • Recognised as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 UK 2024.
  • In The Legal 500 UK 2023, clients comment that “Richard Nichols offers excellent advice and sound guidance. He is an excellent communicator and adopts a realistic approach. He always goes that extra mile for his clients and has consistently demonstrated his ability to innovate to resolve complex issues.”
  • Shortlisted for Young Lawyer of the Year at the Insider North West Young Professionals Awards 2020.
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