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Nick Giles

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Edwin Coe LLP

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Managing Partner & Head of Private Client


Nick is Head of the Private Client team and has been Managing Partner of the firm since 2013.

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 the partner 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.


Trained Maples Teesdale; qualified 1978; partner Maples Teesdale 1979-97; partner Hamlins 1997-2001; partner Edwin Coe 2001 to date.




The Law Society.


Ryde School; University of Birmingham (1974 LLB (Hons)).

London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Alison Broadberry at Edwin Coe LLP  ‘has an ‘excellent understanding of business and family issues that affect the seriously wealthy. She cuts through the rubbish to offer solutions ’. David Goepel provides ‘great client service and advice’ and is a lead international partner in the team. Goepel has particular expertise in US/UK estate planning. Nick Giles  regularly acts 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. Active clients include St. James’ Place and Hoopers. The team advises clients based overseas as well as in the UK on a wide range of matters including inheritance tax planning, asset protection and succession planning as well as on onshore and offshore trusts and family settlements.

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