The Team

Established in 1983, we have built a dedicated team of solicitors whose expertise covers many areas of law. As a firm, we are committed to providing a service to our clients throughout Cornwall and Devon.

Whilst the practice has grown steadily, we have maintained a friendly, "High Street" image, giving our clients the value-for-money service they deserve and remaining competitive with colleagues throughout the region.



C. Nicholls

Qualifications: Cambridge University (M.A Cantab.), HCA FMA
Qualified Solicitor 1975

After graduating from Cambridge University in 1971 and qualifying as a solicitor in 1975 Chris Nicholls was attached to a leading law firm in Birmingham. He moved to Cornwall in 1976 and worked for local Cornish firms before opening his own practice in Bodmin (C.Nicholls Solicitors) in 1983.

In addition to leading the firm, Chris divides his time between the Family, Criminal, and Conveyancing Departments. He is the Firm's leading Advocate in all Courts and Tribunals.

Chris is also a fully accredited Family and Commercial Mediator and a qualified Collaborative Family Lawyer.

Our people:

S. Parsons

Qualifications: University College, London (LL. Hons 1972)
Qualified Solicitor 1975

Stephen graduated in 1972 and was admitted as a solicitor in 1975. Until 1988 he worked in Sittingbourne, Kent where he was in partnership for some years specialising in civil litigation.

In May 1989 Stephen moved to the West Country and worked for two firms before joining Chris Nicholls in January 1997. His current expertise is within civil litigation. For over 20 years he has been a member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).

Stephen's particular interests include personal injury claims as well as the law of unjust enrichment and equitable claims.


Ian Currie

Qualification: Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Ian started his career in 1972 working for solicitors in Newcastle-upon-Tyne moving from there to Spalding in Lincolnshire and to Cornwall in 1979. He has worked for a number of local firms before joining us in August 2013. Ian is a specialist in Conveyancing, Wills and Probate.


Charlie Crocker

Charlie graduated from the University of the West of England in 2017 with a 2:1 in Law with Business, before undertaking his Legal Practice Course at Exeter University. He joined Chris Nicholls as a trainee solicitor in January 2019 and is currently working within all departments but specialising in family and crime.