Nigel is a partner in the Taylors employment team and is based in our Manchester office. He studied modern languages at Cambridge University and trained with what is now DLA Piper, qualifying as a solicitor in 1995. Since then he has worked exclusively in employment law, moving to a large South Manchester firm in 2000 (where he became a partner in 2004) before joining a Manchester city centre practice (also as an employment partner) in 2010. He joined Taylors in October 2015.
Recommended in the Legal 500 (where he is described, based on client references, as “brilliant” and “highly professional”), Nigel combines a clear, jargon free approach with accessibility, commercial focus and good humour. Clients rate him not only for his problem solving skills and technical expertise, but also for his emphasis on client service and satisfaction.
Nigel has acted for many businesses and other organisations, large and small, across a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, transport, professional services, information technology and education, as well as advising many senior executives and other high profile individuals. He also assists with the employment aspects of corporate deals and other commercial transactions.
Nigel is well known and highly rated as a speaker at employment law events and has presented on many occasions for ACAS and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), as well as providing in-house training and development sessions for clients.
- Managing disciplinary and grievance procedures;
- Executive severance deals;
- Transfers of undertakings (TUPE);
- Business reorganisations and redundancy processes;
- Contracts of employment, service agreements ands employment policies;
- Family friendly legislation (maternity, paternity, flexible working etc.);
- Protection of confidential information and business interests (including restrictive covenants);
- Dealing with discrimination;
- Employment Tribunal claims.
Ten Things… about Nigel
What is your favourite book?
What was the last album you bought?
Beck - Morning Phase
Where is your dream holiday destination?
New York… or Paris… or Rome…
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
A tour guide in a castle or a gothic cathedral
Who was your childhood hero?
Bill Shankly (and he still is)
What do most people not know about you?
I used to sing in a band
What was your first car?
A Ford Fiesta… but my next one was an MG Midget
What is your guilty pleasure?
Playing word games on my iPad
If I was not doing this right now, I would be…
At school, I always wanted to be…