Douglas Hoskins Legal - Nicolas Croft




Prior to commencing legal practice, Nicolas worked as a Financial Planner for 20 years, giving him an in-depth understanding of complex structures like companies, trusts and self-managed super funds as well as all manner of investments. He graduated from Deakin University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Law with First Class Honours and now brings his significant estate planning experience to bear as a solicitor. He joined Douglas Hoskins Legal in 2023 after gaining experience working with another respected Wills and Estates firm in Adelaide.

Nicolas is a full member of STEP, a global, professional body of practitioners that helps families plan for their futures.  Full STEP members are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.

Nicolas works in our Wills and Estates team, advising clients on their Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Directives as well as assisting with estate administration and estate litigation matters.

Outside of work, Nicolas is a competitive bridge player and has represented both South Australia and Australia. This has sharpened his problem-solving skills and given him valuable practice at keeping calm under pressure.

Nicolas is very analytical, calm and patient. His previous work in finance helps him think holistically about his client’s objectives and balance competing needs. He enjoys thinking outside the box and has in-depth experience collaborating with other professional advisers to ensure the best outcome is achieved for his clients.