Nicholas Dennis

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Nicholas Dennis, Head of Department and Managing Partner

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Nicholas is the Managing Partner of Hart Reade.  He oversees the smooth and effective running of the firm and ensures it remains compliant with the latest legal developments, and changes to the regulatory landscape.

Nicholas is also head of the Family Department.


Nicholas joined the firm in 1984 and became a Partner in 1986.  He was appointed Managing Partner in May 2011.

Throughout his career, and prior to taking on the responsibility for the management of the firm, Nicholas practised exclusively all aspects of family law including:

Although no longer directly advising clients, Nicholas has retained his position as head of the Family Department and maintains an advisory capacity, whereby he can also share his knowledge, skills and experience with the rest of the team.  Nicholas is also a member of Resolution – First for Family Law.


Nicholas’ experience as a Solicitor and a Partner of Hart Reade means he can proffer practical and effective management to the firm.

He enjoys an excellent relationship with his colleagues and with local professionals.


Nicholas prides himself on his attention to detail and general conscientiousness.  He adopts a pro-active leadership stance, and ensures a detailed and thorough approach to compliance, both of which are recognised in the firm’s Lexcel quality mark accreditation.

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