Nick Ivey has recently joined Stone King from Bates Wells Braithwaite where, for many years, he lead the Commercial Property Team, growing it from a group of 4 into a 26 person department. He is ranked as a leading individual by Legal 500 and Chambers Legal Directory.
He has worked for many years in Commercial Property, working in the City for many years as a Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys acting for many top PLC property companies including being the lead property advisor for many years to the Langham Estate, one of the great London Estates. In that time he dealt with all manner of property work.
At Bates Wells Braithwaite, he was recognised for his work with charities and social enterprises and in particular for developing his expertise in the interface between charity law and property law; dealing with the various property issues (including Charities Act compliance) that charities and social enterprises, their trustees and directors, face whether investing in, occupying, leasing, or developing commercial property. He also lead the property team through several large scale and high profile mergers.
He acts for a large number of arts and media organisations, and was involved in the development work at The Roundhouse, Young Vic, The Rich Mix Centre, and Turner Contemporary in Margate as well at the restoration of The Coliseum, home of ENO, funded in part with Arts Council project funding; and the recent relocation of The Africa Centre from Covent Garden to Southwark. He also acts for Hackney Empire and Kings Head Islington.
In addition to his transactional work, he was a leader in the sector’s efforts to successfully win an important exemption for charities to the Community Infrastructure Levy, and made representations to Lord Hodgson during his comprehensive review of the Charites Acts arguing in favour of retained, but sensible, relevant and proportionate, regulation. He also inputted into the Cabinet Offices review of the Qualified Surveyor qualification and process.
He regularly speaks at events and was instrumental in founding and for many years presenting at the Annual Charity Property Conference. He is also a contributor to Charity Finance magazine.
Outside work his main interests are watching the Fulham football team where he is a season ticket holder, cricket, and horse racing where he formerly owned a leg of a not very successful racehorse.