Nick qualified as a Solicitor in 1977 having taken his Articles (as a training contract was then called) with a firm in the City of London.
In March 1977 he moved to Peckham and joined his father, Jack, in the firm then known as Sandom Kersey & Tilliards. A name change to Sandoms quickly followed.
Having been employed initially in the litigation department Nick became a partner in 1978. He was spending his time on running general litigation but then specialised in family law for a few years; in the nineties he changed to non contentious work although he does still litigate some cases – being sufficiently computer literate to issue claims on line! More importantly Nick has gained an expertise in Leasehold Reform having acted for one large property owning charity client. He deals with cases under the Leasehold Reform Acts of 1967 and 1993. He also deals with commercial cases and acts for both Landlords and Tenants in shop and office leases.
Finally in the non contentious arena Nick deals with the buying and selling of businesses having recently dealt with such diverse sales as health food business, a dental surgery and a conservatory company.
Outside the Law Nick has a fervent interest in sport having been a referee in both Rugby and Association football. He represents the Isthmian League on The FA Council where he uses his legal expertise as a Chairman of the Sanctions & Registrations Committee and is involved in the approval of Rules and Regulations.
He says: I do believe that the secret of success is communication and whether it is refereeing a football match or helping a client through a traumatic time you need to be able to empathise with all sides. If you are refereeing then both teams will benefit from this approach as will your own client if you are able to get on with the other side in a legal case and the solicitors of that other party”.