Nigel read Law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, between 1973 and 1976. He then trained and qualified in corporate law at a firm in Birmingham: Wragge & Co. Nigel moved to Bristol in 1991 and joined Cartwrights as an equity partner where he met Christopher Eskell. Cartwrights were a specialist firm majoring in all types of licensing. Nigel’s own area was commercial contract work and his clients were both European and North American such as GE, Texaco, Marks & Spencer’s and Rolls Royce.
In 2011 Christopher brought Nigel into the PROMPT Family, initially providing bits of commercial advice and legal opinion. In 2010 Nigel embarked on a PhD doctoral course involving Cambridge University and the University of Gloucester, and obtained his doctorate in 2013. Nigel is a Doctor of Law and Literature.