Nick is a Partner in our Government and Infrastructure team and has been recognised in directories as a key lawyer within our Government practice. He has considerable experience advising public and private sector clients on a wide range of local government projects (including major procurements, infrastructure and joint ventures), with a particular focus on complex regeneration and development.
Nick assumes leading roles on major projects, working closely with other advisers, providing strategic advice and co-ordinating our inputs from a variety of legal specialisms. He has spent time on secondment in-house at both local authorities and key suppliers to government so understands (and prioritises) building strong and effective working relationships with key stakeholders to aid successful project delivery.
Recent projects have included developer partner procurements, joint ventures between public bodies and private sector developers to deliver regeneration, housing and public benefit, as well as advising on the delivery of a garden town.
Nick’s local government experience has also included outsourcing, commercialisation and advice on the structuring/operation of wholly-owned local authority housing/development vehicles.
Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Advising on the delivery of Otterpool Park, a garden town project which will provide up to 8,500 new homes.
London Borough of Camden
Advising the Council on its procurement of a development partner for the delivery of Phase 2 of the £130m Bacton Low Rise Estate regeneration.
Chalkdene Developments LLP
Acting for Chalkdene Developments LLP (a regeneration joint venture between Morgan Sindall and Hertfordshire County Council) on a series of development schemes.
London Borough of Ealing
Advising the Council in relation to Southall Gateway, a £185m housing-led regeneration project that will deliver over 500 new homes, of which circa 80% will be affordable.
"I have worked with Browne Jacobson on two projects. The team I worked with (Stephen Matthew and Nick Hurley) have been diligent, attentive and generally worked to tight timescales. They are very good at understanding client requirements and advising accordingly."
"Nick Hurley provides consistently sound and pragmatic advice always considering alternatives and detailing processes to assist the client to achieve the desired outcome."
"Senior associate Nick Hurley is recommended."