Nick studied politics at Hull University where he was actively engaged in university life taking office to represent student welfare, as well as joining the University football club. Despite encouragement from others to enter the world of politics, Nick went on to qualify as a solicitor following university. As a trainee, he joined Goldstone Casket and Eva, an established legal practice that eventually merged with Glaisyers in 1993.
Nick’s long-spanning legal career has helped him gain a true insight into the practical skills necessary to run a business. During his 35 years as a litigator, he has dealt with disputes ranging from property to commercial contracts and has acted for a large number of commercial and property clients. Nick understands the importance of finding a resolution that is acceptable to the client at a cost they can afford. In addition to dealing with commercial clients, he also acts for individuals in relation to boundary disputes, professional negligence involving solicitors, surveyors and accountants, as well as acting for vulnerable adults where funds have been misappropriated.
In December 2022, Nick was elected president of Manchester Law Society, having been a member of their council for three years prior. Throughout his 12-month tenure, Nick is prioritising engagement of members, sponsors and committee members, as well as building stronger relationships with the wider legal, business, professional, political and civic community. On 16th June 2023, as part of his commitment to Manchester Law Society’s fundraising efforts, Nick took part in We Love MCR Charity’s ‘the 3 Peaks of The Peaks’ challenge. Alongside Manchester Law Society Vice President David Anderson, Nick raised over £1,500 for the charity.
As a Senior Partner, he is keen to promote a philosophy where the whole team goes the extra mile and are open, honest, caring and down-to-earth. Setting an example for the firm, Nick looks to be compassionate, diligent, trustworthy and respectful to all his clients and expects that from those around him.
In his time away from the office, Nick volunteers in the education sector; sitting on various schools and diocesan bodies as a governor and Commissioner, as well as supporting other local organisations. He is currently Chair of the Corpus Christie Catholic Academy Board which takes a lot of his spare time but finds this work rewarding in that he is investing in our children and their future. Nick has four children and enjoys spending time with his family, as well as having a wide range of interests in sport and the arts. He always tries to live life to the full!