About Nic

Nic trained with a Lincoln’s Inn firm, specialising in trust administration and joined Machins in 1986. In 1991 he qualified as a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is a past Chairman of the Beds, Herts and Bucks branch of the Society.

He has built up a huge wealth of experience having advised thousands of clients over more than thirty years dealing with and advising on the preparation of wills and trusts, Inheritance Tax planning, administration of estates and elderly client work, including powers of attorney and deputyships. Nic heads up the Private Client team which has developed into a strong contingent providing advice and assistance on all aspects of private client practice.

In the 2018 edition of the Legal 500 Nic is praised for his ‘ …. no-nonsense approach and ability to advise in a non-intrusive manner’.

Specialist practice areas

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Probate and intestacy
  • Estate and IHT planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Elderly client work
  • High Net Worth Individuals


Having been recommended to use Nic Pestell by a friend, I have every confidence in Machins acting for me in such areas as probate and conveyancing - the whole process was excellent.
Mr N A Jones.
All aspects of our dealings with Mr Pestell were positive and we were kept informed at all times of what was happening. Everything was explained clearly to us in terms that we could understand having no legal knowledge.
Mr & Mrs W.

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