Nigel is a partner in our restructuring and insolvency group with over 25 years' experience.

He advises on all types of restructuring situations working with companies, directors (particularly on director duties), lenders, creditors, office holders and pension scheme stakeholders. His clients include the Pension Protection Fund and he is a director of Open Trustees.

"A genuine market leader and always demonstrates a remarkable level of skill and professionalism"

Legal 500, 2023

Nigel's recent assignments include acting for various stakeholders that are involved in distressed supply chains, particularly in the automotive, aerospace, infrastructure, and retail and consumer sectors. Other key areas of Nigel's work have been advising boards and directors on directors' duties and dealing with distressed M&A transactions.

Nigel joined Osborne Clarke in 1997 and became a partner in 2002. He is recognised in the top tier of the legal directories

"Nigel can run the whole insolvency piece, his advice is excellent and he allows us to make the decisions we need. He has our back and sets out his advice clearly and gets us over the line"

Chambers and Partners 2022
Distressed supply chain issues

Acting for suppliers, customers and other stakeholders seeking continuity and the mitigation of risk. Recent matters include Project Goodwood (automotive solvent restructuring in 2023 with cross border issues), aerospace (including the restructuring of Specialist Aviation Services in 2024), travel, construction and infrastructure (including Carillion, acting for a key funder), retail and consumer.

Directors duties

Acting for boards / directors: including listed, SME, early stage, LLPs and public sector related.

Distressed M&A

Extensive experience acting with other colleagues purchasing businesses and assets.

Real estate, construction and infrastructure

Acting on the liquidation of Carillion (acting for funders on multiple projects), Midas Construction,  Riverside Trust, Castleoak Care, Opal (purchase of student accommodation portfolio for £330m+), Chestertons, together with, numerous real estate restructurings and receiverships.

Retail and consumer

Acting on various matters in include In The Style PLC (2023), Oasis/Warehouse, Laura Ashley, Agent Provocateur, Patisserie Valerie (on the 2018 solvent restructuring), Saltrock, Blue 02, Cox & King's, Jessops, Dartington Crystal and Countrywide Farmers PLC.

Financial services and funds

Acting on Wirecard Card Solutions, Railsbank (2023), Nyber and various funds on restructuring issues.

Energy and utilities

Acting on numerous situation with a particular focus on waste, solar and AD, including AMTE Power PLC (2024) (re battery storage business).


YM Group, Pulse Flexible Packaging, Television Versioning & Translation. and VIG /UKCloud (leading to the appointment of special managers). Numerous pensions related restructurings for employers, trustees and lenders/PE.