Nicholas Harries Partner

Nicholas started his career as a barrister, practising from 10 Old Square, Lincoln’s Inn (a leading set of traditional Chancery chambers). He subsequently joined Macfarlanes in 2003. He continues to hold Higher Courts rights of audience.

Nicholas’ current practice draws on both the detailed trust law and drafting experience gained at the bar and the technical tax experience gained later in his career. It embraces the full range of tax, estate and succession planning advice for individual’s resident in the UK (UK and non-UK domiciliaries). It also includes advice for internationally-based individuals and their families, often where there is no significant connection with the UK.

He works closely with our private client disputes team (drawing on his contentious experience at the Bar) and with our tax team (to deliver co-ordinated advice where both personal and business tax issues are at stake).

Nicholas also heads up our charity and probate practices. He has many years' experience advising on all probate related matters.

Professional memberships:

  • STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

What people are saying


"He is impressive and very strong technically. He is a very good client man - someone you can do business with."

Chambers HNW 2020

"He is very good, he knows his stuff and is also very good with clients."

Chambers HNW 2020

"A "very good private client lawyer" with valued past experience as a barrister."

Chambers HNW 2019

"Nicholas is 'very knowledgeable' and provides 'very well-rounded advice' on the full range of tax, estate and succession planning matters."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"He is very professional and turns things around quickly."

Chambers UK 2017

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