What can Nick do for you?
Nick leads our education sector in the Midlands and a team of employment lawyers working with universities, FE colleges and multi-academy trusts across the country. For 25 years he has assisted education clients on a full range of employment matters, from the practical management of restructuring and industrial disputes to senior dismissals and successfully defending claims in the employment tribunals.
Supporting your ambitions
A crucial ingredient for successful education institutions in an increasingly competitive market is to maintain a diverse working environment, which attracts and retains expert and committed staff. Nick enjoys having the opportunity to work as part of an education institution’s team, using his experience to identify practical resolutions to complex and crucial staffing issues. For example, he has worked with a number of universities on the planning, development and implementation of restructuring programmes where it has been important for them to ensure a fair outcome for affected staff while realising their strategic goals.
What do others say?
"He's very effective and has a loyal client following, and justifiably so... He's very measured and very good at keeping everybody on side." Chambers UK
"Mills & Reeve's education team is headed by Nick Abbott, who ensures clients "feel entirely supported by the firm". Legal 500
What else should you know?
Nick regularly leads training and development workshops within the education sector, including “Bold HR”, Mills & Reeve’s simple approach to being more pragmatic and effective with HR challenges.
He is a frequent speaker at national education conferences organised by Universities Human Resources and other education associations, catching up with many people across the sector at what are frequently lively events.
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