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Nigel Whittaker BA (Hons)


I am a commercial property specialist with extensive real estate experience. I help businesses and not-for-profit organisations with a diverse range of commercial property legal needs.

My clients include several high-profile national charities (many of whom I advise on their entire commercial property retail portfolios), private investors, occupiers, landlords and developers.

T 01242 542915 E

Key skills

I can give you specialist advice on a broad range of commercial property legal matters, including:

  • acquisition and disposal of high value commercial premises
  • freehold and leasehold property matters
  • portfolio management
  • investment work.

Experience highlights

  • I have worked with high profile national charities such as Sue Ryder, Scope, Shelter and Macmillan Cancer Support, having assisted several of these charities in the significant expansion of their property portfolios in England and Wales.
  • I have a depth of experience advising a broad scope of business clients including training providers, recruitment companies and public house operators.
  • I am ranked as an ‘elite lawyer’ by national guide The Legal 500 and am also recommended by Chambers & Partners for my work advising well-known charities on their property concerns across England and Wales.
  • I am a member of the Ethical Property Foundation – an organisation that gives expert independent advice to help not-for-profits manage their premises more effectively.
  • "Nigel Whittaker heads the team at Willans LLP and is ‘excellent at providing pragmatic solutions to complex problems’"
    The Legal 500 UK
  • "very professional, knowledgeable and attentive." One client says he "consistently displayed high levels of technical ability, and he is well versed acting for clients in the charity and health fields.""
    Chambers UK
  • "Clients are impressed with his approachability and communication skills, and value his determination to "go straight to the issue, analyse the situation and give us the appropriate advice immediately""
    Chambers UK
  • "Clients describe him as "clear, proactive and informative.""
    Chambers UK
  • "Demonstrates "a very deep and complete knowledge of property law""
    The Legal 500 UK

Nigel Whittaker BA (Hons) can help you with a range of services

Commercial property
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Construction law
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Plot sales
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Land development
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Property finance
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Sales & acquisitions
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Property litigation
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