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Nick Abell


In his role as Chairman, Nick ensures that everyone at Wright Hassall delivers on the promises which they make to their clients, whether that is a new client or one that the firm has acted for over a number of years.

"Wright Hassall LLP’s work is ‘on a par with the big London firms’... The ‘commercially astute’ Nick Abell heads the team"

Legal 500 UK


  • Acted for TUI Travel in the acquisition of its headquarter offices in Coventry including negotiating and agreeing site acquisition, planning, development, leasehold and funding issues.
  • Although the matter proved abortive, represented a developer in connection with the proposed redevelopment of a premiership football club. The deal reached a very advanced stage and involved complicated problems in connection with title, planning and infrastructure provision.
  • Advised on at least half of all of the development and disposals of properties on the Tachbrook Park development, a large commercial estate outside Leamington Spa.

"Wright Hassall LLP’s work is ‘on a par with the big London firms’... The ‘commercially astute’ Nick Abell heads the team"

Legal 500 UK


Nick was articled at Wright Hassall. He qualified in 1982 and spent 4 years with a leading property firm Nabarro Nathanson before being "lured" back to WH in 1986 to create and head a dedicated commercial property team. Nick was made a partner in 1988 and became the firm's senior partner in 2009.


  • Vice Chair of the Coventry & Warwickshire LEP
  • Trustee of Shakespeare Birthplace Trust


Nick lives just outside Stratford upon Avon and is married with two children. He is a keen (but semi-retired) cricketer, but has a passion for all sports (especially golf). His other big interest is fine wine and could never understand why he ended up as a solicitor rather than joining his late father in the family wine business. Nick also speaks French.

Meet the team

Meet the team
Claire Waring - Development and Securitisation Lawyer
Claire Waring Partner
Melanie Mason - Housing and Plot Sales Lawyer
Melanie Mason Plots Team Manager
Tracie Udall - Business Immigration Lawyer
Tracie Udall Partner
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