Sam Nichols

Partner, Construction 020 3465 4374 vCard
Secretary: Shahin Satvilker 020 3465 4365
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Sam is the Head of Construction at Maples Teesdale and has extensive experience advising on the construction law aspects of acquisitions and disposals, regeneration, development and the provision of related infrastructure.  He also advises development funders on construction law aspects of secured lending arrangements. Sam is a partner in the Living sector team.

Professional experience:

  • Advised Amsprop on the construction aspects of a new build scheme of the site at 117-121 Bishopsgate and Alderman’s House, opposite Liverpool Street Station to provide office and retail space
  • Advising City, University of London on extensive works in several phases comprising demolition, enabling and construction, in respect of the design and construction of an educational facility building at the University’s site in Sebastian Street, London
  • Advised Legal and General’s Property Income Fund on works at the Meadows Shopping Centre Chelmsford
  • Acted for Patrizia on the construction aspects of the acquisition and redevelopment of Abingdon Business Park, Oxon
  • Advised London Properties Pte Limited on the design and construction of a mixed use building comprising business and retail space with 550 beds of student accommodation in North West London

Professional history: 

  • Associate at Taylor Wessing LLP, 2000 – 2008
  • Partner at Taylor Wessing LLP, 2008 – 2012
  • Partner at Bircham Dyson Bell LLP, 2012 – 2015
  • Partner at Maples Teesdale LLP, February 2015 

Awards and recognition:

  • ‘Direct access to senior partners who are clear and concise in their approach.’ Legal 500 2023
  • ‘Sam Nichols is very clear and timeous in his approach.’ Legal 500 2023
  • ‘The team is experienced, client focused, and commercial.’ Legal 500 2023
  • ‘Sam Nichols and Michael Craik give excellent client service.’ Legal 500 2023
  • ‘Personable relationships with approachable people for any sort of issue or required advice.’ Legal 500 2023
  • ‘There is a good team harmony and team spirit. You always feel as though your work is a priority and they give it 100% attention.’ Legal 500 2023
  • ‘Ability to explain the issue, and excellent problem solving.’ Legal 500 2023
  • ‘They provide clear concise commercial rationale, and are efficient and easily contactable. They provide a great service.’ Legal 500 2023