Nick was a director at RJR Solicitors, who merged with Churchers solicitors in 2022. Nick is now a partner within our Commercial Team. He is a born and bred Islander – but grateful for time spent on the ‘North Island’ and overseas for broadening his horizons. The older reader may remember his father Tony Gale, also a local solicitor (but with another firm!).
A degree in Mathematics & Computer Science from Bristol led him to a job in computing with BP. But after doing the required conversion course and then the Law Society Finals he qualified as a solicitor in 1993 in Yeovil. Nick (now with family) returned to the Island in 1998.
The majority of Nick’s workload relates to commercial property, including residential developments from two units through to much larger sites. About 10% of his time is spent on the sale or purchase of businesses, typically a local business with a few employees. 25% of his time is spent on residential property matters and the rest is spent on a mix of the less common legal issues affecting commercial clients including the occasional, but complex, share sale.
Outside of work Nick’s time is spent running three times a week, singing with Wight Harmony Barbershop Chorus (baritone), keeping track of his three, now adult, children and he is also the long standing treasurer for 2nd Ryde Sea Scouts.