Nicholas Howard

Real estate transactions involve a careful balance; recognising every parties’ desire to complete the deal efficiently whilst protecting your client’s position in advancing their interests firmly and fairly in achieving that aim. I never lose sight of that.’


Team Leader, Partner

Telephone Number

+350 200 79000


English, Spanish

Nicholas is head of the firm’s busy and vibrant property department and has established himself as one of Gibraltar’s leading property lawyers.

Nicholas’ practice area is predominantly in advising developers across all facets of large scale real estate developments from inception through to completion and he is currently the lead partner advising clients on six of Gibraltar’s biggest developments. In addition to this, Nicholas is also regularly instructed by banks on large property financing transactions.

Nicholas has also recently advised the Government in respect to the property financing and conveyancing aspects of the single largest affordable housing scheme currently under construction in Gibraltar, to include the drafting of applicable legislation, as well as having advised Government on amendments to the Housing Act.

A law graduate from Leeds University, Nicholas completed the Bar Vocational Course at the College of Law in London, as a member of Lincoln’s Inn. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales and the Gibraltar Bar in 1998. Nicholas currently delivers the lecture on Landlord & Tenant Law as part of the ‘Professional Certificate of Competence in Gibraltar Law’ course at the University of Gibraltar.

Expertise: Property
Specialism: Commercial Real Estate
Chambers Global:
'good advocate; in court, he's excellent in his approach and in his strategic thinking.' (2016 Edition); 'extensive knowledge of his subject and clients.' (2015 Edition)
Legal 500:
'exceptionally able on all aspects of commercial real estate' (2020 Edition); ‘a breadth of experience across all areas of law, which interplay nicely into real estate advice’. (2019 Edition)

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