Nick Palmer - Partner

Nick is a Partner in our Corporate and Commercial team.

He is an experienced and collaborative corporate lawyer. Nick focuses on advising established companies and the entrepreneurs behind them, providing practical and holistic advice to help expand their business, consolidate their position and maximise exit potentials.

Nick advises on a full range of corporate matters, including:

  • Private company acquisitions and sales
  • Corporate structuring and reorganisations
  • Corporate governance and director/shareholder relationships
  • LLPs and partnerships
  • Transactional debt funding and security
  • Company law advisory.

He advises clients across various sectors, including technology, manufacturing, engineering and property.

Nick is recognised as a Rising Star in the Legal 500 and features in Chambers & Partners.

Nick qualified as a solicitor in 2007 at a big London firm, gaining experience working in the city for seven years, before moving to a large firm in the Cambridge area for 10 years. He joined Ashtons in January 2024.

His approach is commercial and he always starts by looking to understand your business and what you want to achieve.

When advising clients on transactional matters, he is practical, constructive and driven to meet their goals. Nick is cool-headed under pressure and will happily give you his view rather than sitting on the fence or hiding behind process.

Nick particularly enjoys working with owner-managed and family businesses and the entrepreneurs behind them, where he feels that he can add the most value as a business adviser as well as a lawyer. His goal is to become a trusted extension of your team.

You can find out more about Nick in our Spotlight series: Spotlight on Nick Palmer.

Outside of work, Nick loves to spend time with his young family and is a governor at the local primary school. He really enjoys exploring the great outdoors and is always up for discussing new places to visit. He is a keen walker and also enjoys target sports.