Dr Nicholas Bevan

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 an ambitious project to modernise private client services.

In May 2020 he set a new legal precedent during the first lockdown by executing the first video will for a self-isolating client 150 miles away. Later, he published his research and mounted a successful snap campaign to persuade the government to pass emergency legislation. This new law protects members of the public who wish to make a will during the pandemic by allowing them to do so remotely from the convenience and safety of their home. The reform achieves this by sanctioning the use of online video technology to witness the execution of a will.  The law vindicates the lone stance taken by this firm in it’s innovative use of video conferencing technology.  See Taunton Leads The Nation With Covid-19 Safe Wills.

In July 2020 he set an international precedent when he administered the first cross-border remotely executed will from our offices in Taunton for an expat client in Crete.

He is widely published and currently edits The Encyclopedia of Insurance Law. Nicholas is classed as a ‘mover and shaker’ in the prestigious New Law Journal.

He enjoys spending time with his family, reading history, listening to classical music, good food and wine.  He has two daughters, lives in Taunton and is a trustee of Taunton’s Citizens Advice Bureau.