Nick joined BDBF in 2014 from an international law firm and became a partner in 2017.
Nick has significant experience of advising employees in trading and broking environments, and within financial services generally. He has a particular focus on those working in insurance.
Within the insurance sector, he acts for employees of broking houses, underwriting agents, insurance and reinsurance companies in the London Market, including at Lloyd’s of London. He has acted for many insurance brokers, underwriters and senior insurance executives, covering a wide range of employment matters ranging from restrictive covenants and team moves, discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair and wrongful dismissal.
He is experienced in negotiating severance terms and resolving Board-level disputes.
Nick’s experience of advising on directors’ duties has also seen him involved in contentious regulatory insurance matters in the Market, for example having acted for a senior insurance executive during Lloyd’s investigation of Equity Redstar.
Nick is frequently instructed on employment matters that have a regulatory dimension involving the FCA, and is well-versed in the requirements and impact of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). He also acts regularly on limited liability partnership (LLP) matters and disputes.
Outside of insurance, Nick’s experience includes acting for currency traders in cases in the public eye relating to the alleged rigging of foreign exchange (Forex/FX) markets. He has also acted on a number of LLP and general partnership disputes.
Nick enjoys providing clear and effective legal advice that cuts to the heart of what are often complex issues, and creating outcomes which ensure clients’ commercial and reputational interests remain intact. He is adept at spotting weaknesses in his opponent’s position, knowing when and how to push the pressure points to his client’s maximum advantage.
Nick is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP), Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA), and the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL).
Nick is a lifelong supporter of Liverpool FC, enjoys playing football when he can, and spending time with family and friends.