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Nic qualified as a solicitor in 1981 after taking a law degree as a mature student following a selection of previous jobs such as farm work, HGV driving and working in an aluminium factory. Formerly a partner at Borlase & Venning he is now one of the Directors of Cornish Venning.
Nic specialises in Property Law being head of that department in the practice and having dealt with property work throughout his 26 years as a solicitor. The Department covers property development, commercial and domestic transactions for both freehold and leasehold properties and Landlord and Tenant Law and all property related matters.
Nic is fluent in French and occasionally liaises with French agents and notaries for people buying properties in France or French speaking countries
In his spare time he is involved with the St Buryan Agricultural Society and St Buryan Twinning Association, as well as being a self confessed “anorak” as far as old Land Rovers and tractors are concerned. Finally he enjoys foreign travel – the more often the better
Title: Solicitor & Director
John was born and brought up in Chile. He qualified as a solicitor in 1974.
He started training as a solicitor in Cornwall and moved to London to complete his training. Once qualified he practised as a solicitor before moving to Cornwall to work in Camborne, where he remained for a number of years before joining Chellews in 1978.
John is an experienced solicitor having started in general civil litigation, including personal injury, employment disputes, landlord and tenant, family law and criminal law. He has in latter years dealt with property work and commercial work.
John has managed and supervised the St Ives office for a number of years and carries a full caseload of disputes covering a wide range of matters.
When not in the office John is a trustee of the Royal Cornwall Museum, The Clowance Trust and Camborne Rugby Club. When he has time he enjoys pursuing his interests in landscape photography and walking.
Title: Solicitor and Director
David qualified as a solicitor in 1972 after taking a law degree, and began working at the Hayle office of T J Chellew & Son a year later. He is now based at Penzance as one of the directors of Cornish Venning Chellews.
David has acquired wide-ranging experience in a number of areas of law including residential property, commercial property (with particular emphasis on commercial leases), wills, probate and succession and some charity law work.
Away from the office, he is kept busy with four generations of family life as well as involvement with a local church and in supporting a number of Christian para-church organisations.
Title: Solicitor & Director
Nick obtained a Law Degree at University College London and qualified as a Solicitor in 1975. He moved from London to St. Ives in 1979 and ran his own practice in the town until 1999 when the business was merged with Chellews. He has been a Consultant with that firm since 1st January 2000.
Nick specialises in Property Law, both residential and commercial. He deals with freehold and leasehold properties and has acquired considerable local knowledge during his years in West Cornwall. He also has experience in Will drafting and Inheritance Tax planning.
Nick now works 3 days a week and spends the remainder of his working week as General Manager of St. Ives Theatre, the home of Kidz R Us with which he has been associated since its beginnings in 1994.
Karen joined the firm of Borlase & Venning in 1979, which is now part of the merged practice of Cornish Venning.
Karen works in the conveyancing department and offers the full range of conveyancing services, including sales and purchases, re-mortgages and transfers of equity.
Academically, Karen is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.
Title: Legal Executive
Anna joined Chellews in 2004, which is now part of the merged practice of CVC solicitors.
Anna works in our conveyancing department in our Hayle office and offers the full range of conveyancing services including sales purchases and re-mortgages.
Title: Licensed Conveyancer
Patricia joined CVC in July 2014 and is now part of our ever expanding Conveyancing Department.
Patricia started her legal life at 'Hancock Caffin' which then became 'Foot Anstey LLP' working within the Property Department. She qualified in 2006 and has extensive experience in Residential Rural and Commercial Property.