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 is 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).
He also acts regularly on limited liability partnership (LLP) matters and disputes, often 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.
He is recognised by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner and as “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), 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.