Nigel Shepherd > Mills & Reeve LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
No.1 Circle Square
3 Symphony Park
M1 7FS

Work Department

Family and matrimonial.


Consultant and former national head of family law for Mills & Reeve; reputation as one of the country’s leading family practitioners; appears regularly in the print and broadcast media. He is a trained but now non-practising collaborative lawyer and practising family law financial arbitrator.


Qualified 1981; Slater Heelis 1981-84; Chafes 1984-93; Lace Mawer 1993-99 (now Berrymans Lace Mawer) ; Addleshaw Booth & Co (now Addleshaw Goddard) 1999-2008; Mills & Reeve LLP 2008 to date. Contributor to ‘Family Law’ and other publications and joint general editor of 2nd edition of the ‘Resolution Family Law Handbook’.


Law Society of England and Wales; Resolution (national chairman 1995-97 and 2016-2018); Manchester Law Society;


Brentwood School; Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University) (1978 BA Hons Law with German).


Sport, music (governor of Chethams School of Music, Manchester)

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Nigel ShepherdMills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP advises high-net-worth individuals and sports professionals on all family-related matters, as well as representing clients in complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings, often involving business interests. The team also covers children proceedings, international wealth protection and specialist pension funds, as well as proprietary estoppel and TLATA claims. Practice head Alison Bull is well regarded for her extensive experience in family mediation and arbitration. Principal associate Andrew Moore often advises on financial settlements, with additional niche expertise advising on same-sex relationships and separation agreements. Principal associate Sue Brookes is noted for her expertise in cohabitation law. Consultant Nigel Shepherd and principal associate Rose-Marie Drury are also highly recommended.