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Nicholas Kirby


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Nick is a Partner in the Real Estate department. He specialises in commercial real estate work, dealing with investment (including corporate real estate) acquisitions and sales for institutional and private clients, development work, management work and acting for both landlords and tenants. Alongside his commercial real estate work, Nick is responsible for researching new technologies, including software which utilises machine learning and AI to extract data from documents.

Nick is a mentor for the start-ups taking part in MDR LAB and is the Firm's Head of PropTech. As part of this role, he has built technology products which help automate and streamline tasks and co-founded a commercial property start-up, Least. In 2019, Nick was named as one of the top 10 most innovative lawyers in Europe by the Financial Times.

Nick also collaborated with HM Land Registry on their Digital Street research and development initiative to complete the UK's first successful digitised end-to-end residential property transaction, and is working with a number of clients to facilitate the automatic exchange of property data.

Key experience

  • Acting on various acquisitions for AEW UK's funds including the Core, SEOF, REIT and the Real Return Funds.
  • Acting for AEW Europe on the acquisition of Bath Road Slough for £325m and St Nicholas Shopping Centre for £70m
  • Representing D2 Private on the sale of 23 Savile Row in London's Mayfair
  • Representing Hunter Boot on their flagship store on Regent Street

Career History

Legal Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya
Trainee, Mishcon de Reya

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