Nicholas Bevan is a multiple award-winning solicitor, academic and successful law reform activist. Formerly senior counsel at what is now the international law firm Womble Bond Dickinson before setting up his own consultancy. He received a doctorate in law in 2017 for his research on insurance and European law. He is working on a project to modernise private client services. In May 2020 he set a new precedent by executing the first video will for a self-isolating client 150 miles away. He is widely published and currently edits the Encyclopaedia of Insurance law. His research paper triggered a statutory reform that helps testators who are vulnerable to Covid19 stay safe. In July 2020 he set an international precedent when he managed the first cross-border remotely executed will from his office in Taunton for an expat client in Crete.
He loves history, classical music and good wine. He has two daughters, lives in Taunton and is a trustee of Taunton’s Citizens Advice Bureau.