Niki Adkins

Niki Adkins

Partner & Head of Leasehold Property
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Niki Adkins

Partner & Head of Leasehold Property

Niki draws on her considerable experience in this specialist area to head up the Leasehold Property Team, representing freeholders, leaseholders and property management companies throughout the UK.


Having worked in this niche area of property law since 2006, Niki specialises in residential leasehold property matters.  She advises freeholders and leaseholders (as well as head leaseholders and management companies) alike.

Niki has often been described as ‘candid’ by her clients as she likes to explain things in a straight-forward way to save client’s time and money.

The team has considerable expertise in lease extensions, enfranchisements, right to manage and right of first refusal matters with two fee earners specialising in this area. Few, if any, other local firms have this volume of resource dedicated to this specialism.

Niki is a member of the ALEP (Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners) and has been recognised in the 2022 and 2023 Legal 500 which is an independent legal directory.

In July 2022 she became a Partner in the firm.

  • Lease extensions
  • Drafting new leases
  • Buying / selling the freehold of blocks of flats (either via Enfranchisement or Right of First Refusal)
  • Right to Manage
  • Licences for Alterations
  • Deeds of Variation
  • Providing guidance and interpretation of lease covenants
  • Generally advising freeholders and leaseholders in relation to transactional and interpretational matters


Most of Niki’s spare time is spent exercising her extremely spoilt horse, HiJack and her labrador, Roma. She rides HiJack 4 or 5 times a week and tries to compete as often as she can.  Niki loves walking Roma with her husband and enjoying the countryside local to where they live. 

If Niki wasn’t a lawyer, she likes to think she would be an interior designer and loves getting stuck into DIY and gardening, when time allows.

  • Excellent service, carefully thought through advice. Regular updates provided without the need to chase. Professional and proactive. Many thanks

    Mr Hickey
  • It was a bit frustrating towards the end, but Jennifer was always on hand to reassure me. Niki was the same dealing with the lease.  They were all very friendly and I thought they were excellent.

    Mrs Finlay
  • Thank you so much for all you have done, you have really made the process stress free for me, I really was dreading the whole process.

    Mr O'Keeffe
  • Communication was excellent - the matter was completed in a timely manner.

    Mr & Mrs Kelly
  • You have been absolutely fantastic in helping me through this process and whilst it’s a shame we had to pull out, I’m sure we will find something else. I’ve saved your details for future. 

    Mr Bennett
  • Thank you for all the effort that you've put in to extending the lease on my property. You managed to turn a case around in a space of 3 days, something that wasn't achievable for another solicitor over the course of 6 months.  Your level of professionalism and degree of advice that I received from you was absolutely top standard and I'm in no doubt that without your support I wouldn't be able to secure my property.  I cannot thank you enough - will recommend your services to anyone who's ever looking for a fantastic solicitor!

    Leasehold Property Client