Nicholas Vale


About Nicholas Vale

I studied Law at Aberystwyth University and graduated in 2012. I then spent time volunteering as a Gateway Assessor at the Citizens Advice Bureau before completing my Legal Practice Course in 2015.

I joined a large County Council’s in-house legal team as a Legal Assistant in November 2015, before joining Invicta Law. I am now a Solicitor within the Planning & Highways team.

My practice currently includes drafting Section 38 Agreements and dealing with the subsidiary matters that follow, drafting Section 278 Agreements, Retaining Wall Maintenance Agreements, various types of highway licences and Section 115 Agreements.

I also have experience of drafting agreements between local highway authorities and Highways England concerning carrying out works on each other’s highways, agreements for the creation of new public rights of way (PROW’s), permissive path agreements and the stopping-up of highway land process.

Areas of expertise

  • Highways Law
  • Public Rights of Way Law
  • Section 38 Agreements
  • Section 278 Agreements
Nick provides dependable advice to clients to help them navigate often complex agreements.

Client testimonials

“Sarah provides excellent advice, often off the cuff at the end of the phone when urgent matters arise. She is extremely good at explaining the intricacies of planning law in layman’s terms, which is very much appreciated. Sarah is a reliable and conscientious colleague who I do not hesitate to contact for guidance and clarity in often high-pressured situations. She is well respected amongst her peers and colleagues, and officers very much appreciate her knowledge and calming influence.”
Planning & Highways Client
“I am writing in praise of your support. As someone in the firing line of an ultra-aggressive legal team for the first time in my life, this was a traumatic and, at times, upsetting process. You were at my side, dispensing wise and calming counsel throughout. You have been readily available when crises occurred, have been a wonderful listener and, in the end, we reached an outcome that was highly satisfactory for our school and its pupils. I cannot speak highly enough of the way that you handled this case, and I thank you and your firm for the support you gave me. Being a chair of governors, sworn to confidentiality, can be a lonely business! You kept me sane.”
Chair of School Governors
“You’ve been incredibly helpful with this. Thanks for always replying so promptly and for being a star.”
Private Sector Town Planning & Development Consultancy
“The whole team at Invicta Law are really professional, efficient and courteous in their approach to our Development Agreement works. This I find makes my role much easier particularly when this is a specialist subject that I often need to seek their advice with.”
Planning & Highways Client
“The experience has been really top end. Rather than just offering the options, they have given some real solid advice on the best route. It's a good business 'partnering' approach.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service
“Their employment advice has always proved to be sound. I’ve worked with lots of different lawyers in London boroughs and. I’d also say that Invicta Law is the most solution-focused.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service

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