Specialisms & expertise
Nick leads an ‘outstanding’ employment law team that ‘consistently impresses’ with its handling of employment matters, according to this year’s edition of the Legal 500 directory. According to the Chambers Directory for 2019 he is “very swift in his response time and very supportive over matters which can be incredibly sensitive.”
Nick is experienced in handling all aspects of employment law, but particularly advice to clients on complex, highly confidential, sensitive and difficult business restructuring exercises, TUPE and issues relating to varying terms and conditions of employment, including pay and conditions. He has specific expertise in advising clients in the welfare, social care and education sectors. He regularly acts for clients in employment tribunal and High Court claims (the latter including restrictive covenant injunction action, breach of contract and unfair prejudice of minority shareholder interest issues).
Client stories & examples of work
Recent examples of some of Nick's work include:
- Managing exits of senior board members and executives of logistics, food and beverage and communications industry sector employers.
- Advice on TUPE legacy terms for a food research charity client
- Defending a primary school in connection with an unfair dismissal claim brought by an army reservist
- Advising the trustees of a leading disability charity on the steps needed to change its management structure, in light of the failure of the management team to manage significant financial and regulatory risks.
Types of client
He acts for employer clients from diverse sectors with an emphasis on education, charity, food and beverage, distribution, manufacturing and insurance fields.
Achievements & other appointments
Nick read law at Anglia Ruskin University and gained a Batchelor of Laws degree. He qualified as a solicitor in March 1989.
Nick is ranked in Chambers & Partners directories 2011-19 as a Leader in his Field and in Legal 500’s latest edition, he is listed as one of the elite “leading lawyers” in his field.
He is an ACAS accredited internal workplace mediator and leads the firm’s collaborative employment law and workplace mediation service with 3 other collaborative employment law practices in other firms.
Reported case: Brownlow v G H Marshall Limited  2 B.C.L.C. 655 – unfairly prejudicial conduct of a minority shareholder.