Nick Humphreys > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Employment, Sports and entertainment


Nick is a partner in the London office specialising in both contentious and non-contentious employment work. He has particular expertise in the international aspects of employment law, industrial relations law and in the employment aspects of sport – particularly professional football. He advises on a wide range of HR problems, policies and strategy including the management of large-scale business re-organisations. 

His client base includes airlines, telecommunications companies, insurers, commercial marine sector businesses, yacht sector clients, as well as senior executive clients and clients in the employment aspects of sport. Nick provides a full range of advice for his clients which includes document reviews; general employment; employment litigation in the High Court and employment tribunal; industrial relations law advice for employers; the employment law aspects of company sales and business transfers; private international law aspects of employment law; and aviation and maritime employment law.

He is the author of Trade Union Law and Collective Employment Rights (Jordan); an editor of the Sweet & Maxwell Employment Law Encyclopedia; and a contributor to Tolley’s Employment Law Service and Tolley’s Health and Safety Handbook. He is recognised by The Legal 500 as being ‘hugely experienced’ and ‘great to have in your corner’.


Nick qualified in 1999 and became a partner at Thomas Cooper in 2015.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Employers

At Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP, Paul Mander leverages over 30 years’ experience in contentious and non-contentious employment and partnership matters. Recognised for his expertise in boardroom disputes, employment status issues and restrictive covenants/injunctions, he is sought after by a range of employers, from financial institutions through to e-commerce operators. Elsewhere, Andrew Haywood has a strong sports-side focus and often advises on misuse of confidential information, social media and competitive moves. Nick Humphreys is the key contact for international and maritime aspects of employment law.