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Mills & Reeve LLP

1 NEW YORK STREET, MANCHESTER, M1 4HD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0344 880 2666
Web:
www.mills-reeve.com

Nigel Shepherd

Tel:
Work 0161 235 5426
Email:
Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Family and matrimonial.

Position

National Head of Family Law; a high proportion of the department’s work comes on recommendation from fellow lawyers and other professionals; reputation as one of the country’s leading family practitioners and appears regularly in the print and broadcast media. He is a trained collaborative lawyer and family law arbitrator.

Career

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 regular speaker at seminars for Jordans and others; contributor to ‘Resolution Family Law Handbook’.

Member

Law Society of England and Wales; Resolution (national chairman 1995-97 and 2016-2018; Manchester Law Society; Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL); member of collaborative practice groups in Manchester and London.

Education

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

Leisure

Sport (table tennis, tennis, golf), music, wine, Bramall Park Golf Club.


North West: Private client

Family

Within: Leading individuals

Nigel Shepherd - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Family

Mills & Reeve LLP fields a team of ‘very able individuals with the capability to handle involved and difficult cases’. Key figures include Nigel Shepherd, who is a ‘very calming influence’, and the ‘absolutely brilliantAlison Bull, who ‘never misses a point and is excellent at creating opportunities to find solutions’. The ‘pragmatic and very thorough’ Andrew Moore and Sue Brookes  (both principal associates) are also recommended, as is senior associate Rose-Marie Drury, who is ‘efficiency personified’. The team provides the full range of family services and has three mediators, five collaborative lawyers and one arbitrator. It acts for clients in high-net-worth and complex financial circumstances, frequently involving other jurisdictions. Other areas of expertise include drafting pre- and post-nuptial agreements in complex cases.

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