Nicola Crookes-West
      • Nicola Crookes-West
      • Partner
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      • Avenue House
      • Southgate
      • Chichester
      • West Sussex
      • PO19 1ES
      • 01243 787899
      • 01243 786651

Nicola Crookes-West


Nicola trained with the firm, qualifying as a solicitor in 1989, and being made a Partner in 1997. Nicola specialises in corporate and commercial property work and deals with acquisitions and disposals of varying sizes from complex share transactions to simple business transfers, corporate restructuring and funding work and advises on shareholder arrangements and partnership matters as well as all aspects of commercial property sales and acquisitions, leases and option agreements.

Nicola also deals with leasehold enfranchisement work and has developed and expertise in this area acting for both leaseholders and landlords. Her corporate experience is invaluable in giving advice in relation to right to manage and flat management companies.

Nicola's approach is to be sympathetic to owner-managed businesses with an ability to understand the client's business needs and objectives. With her 'can do' attitude she aims to work closely with clients to understand their business and to ensure that her legal expertise contributes to the achievement of her clients' business objectives.

Nicola is also a member of ALEP.

Outside of work Nicola enjoys skiing, cycling and walking and is an active volunteer for Chichester Cormorants swimming Club as an executive office and qualified official.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Acquisitions involving option agreements
  • Commercial property
  • Conditional contracts
  • Land promotion agreements
  • Leasehold enfranchisement for both leaseholders and landlords
  • Secured lending transactions