Nick Wilcox

Partner

 

Office: 020 3828 0350
Direct: 020 3828 0356

NickWilcox@bdbf.co.uk

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Nick Wilcox

Partner

 

Office: 020 3828 0350
Direct: 020 3828 0356

NickWilcox@bdbf.co.uk

Email Nick

Nick is a Partner with particular expertise in employment law matters with a regulatory cross-over and in partnership law.

In his employment law practice he has significant experience of advising employees in trading and broking environments, and within financial services generally.

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 on the employee and employer side, underwriters and senior insurance executives, covering a wide range of employment matters ranging from restrictive covenants and team moves, to discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair and wrongful dismissal.  He was a key member of the team in Osipov v International Petroleum Ltd & Ors, the ground-breaking £2m win for the Claimant in the Court of Appeal which established that individual directors may be sued personally by whistleblowers for dismissal-related financial losses.

He is highly experienced in negotiating severance terms and resolving Board-level disputes.

Nick is frequently instructed on employment matters that have a regulatory dimension involving the FCA or other regulators, and he is well-versed in the requirements and impact of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). Most recently, Nick’s practice has pioneered the use of employment law remedies to overcome some of the injustices of the SMCR from the employee perspective as in the decisions of the Employment Tribunal in Bradley Jones v JP Morgan Securities plc

He also acts regularly on limited liability partnership (LLP) matters and disputes, acting for senior members of LLPs within asset managers, hedge funds, private equity houses and in professional practices such as accountancy and law firms.

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 clients’ maximum advantage.

Nick is ranked in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Chambers say about him that “He is technically astute, conscientious and pragmatic.” “He is very well prepared, he is not intimidated by facing up to large corporates, he is a tough litigator and looks to take on interesting points of law.” Legal 500 says he is “an excellent lawyer: he is diligent and shrewd, and has very good judgement.  He is very bright and can explain matters to clients in a very clear and coherent way. He quickly gains clients’ trust.”

Nick is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP), and the Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA). He is a regular media commentator and is quoted in publications including the Times, the Guardian and Insurance Day. 

Nick is a lifelong supporter of Liverpool FC, enjoys playing football when he can, and spending time with family and friends.