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Nick Smith - Partner at VWV


0117 314 5470


How Can Nick Help You?

Nick has extensive experience of advising corporate clients on a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions and complex business re-organisations. Since 2001 he has developed a special interest and expertise in consulting and advising family owned businesses on strategic issues including acquisitions and disposals, family business succession planning, governance issues, dispute resolution and business reorganisation projects.

Meeting Your Needs

Nick leads the firm's family business team in Bristol with lawyers drawn from various legal specialities but all dedicated to developing and delivering best practice advice for family owned businesses. He has written numerous articles on family business topics, and is a regular speaker at family business conferences providing training on family business issues to both professionals and families in business.

What Others Say

Nick's expertise has been consistently recognised by the legal directories with Legal 500 (based on client feedback) saying that "Nick Smith is exceptional."

Sources say: "What impressed me was his leadership skills, problem solving and management of the project. He communicated some extremely tricky legal concepts very well to clients." - Chambers & Partners

Speaking of the family business team, clients have said that  "Veale Wasbrough Vizards truly understand the unique issues facing family businesses and have made a genuine commitment to clients in this sector”.

What You Might Like to Know

Nick is Chairman of the International Centre for Families in Business and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Family Business Management. He is involved in a number of other family business groups and organisations.

He is closely involved with two charities working in Africa.

Nick enjoys watching cricket and rugby in his spare time.