60 seconds with... Jeremy Nixon

60 seconds with Jeremy Nixon, Family Law

Sun and sand may not be his thing, but give Jeremy a pair of hiking boots and this Employment Partner will happily traipse the trails of Eastern Europe until the cows come home.

Tell us a little about your work?

I've been a qualified employment solicitor for almost 30 years acting for both employers and employees. I joined Thrings in 2008 and work in the London office.

The most rewarding aspect of my job is navigating people and businesses through difficult and complex situations and getting the client to the point where the issue is resolved, and they can move on with life.

By way of an example, I recently settled a complicated case at 3am in the morning following a long mediation. We had pizzas delivered to the office and a taxi home. Almost makes me sound like a corporate lawyer!

Tell us something about yourself that is not widely known?

In the summer of 1989, after my first year studying law at the University of East Anglia, I went home to Grantham in Lincolnshire and worked as a milkman.  The excitement was second only to shaking the hand of Grantham’s most famous export – PM Margaret Thatcher in 1986.

What do you do in your spare time?

Hiking is my thing and any spare time I get, on go the boots and I’m off exploring. I’ve recently walked sections of the 192km Balkan Trail in Kosovo and Montenegro. This takes you through some of Europe’s most unexplored terrain – absolutely amazing.

Where’s your favourite holiday destination?

Anywhere with some mountains and an interesting city to explore when the hiking is done.  

What’s your favourite book? 

Probably won’t surprise you to know that it would be A Lonely Planet Guide!

View Jeremy's professional profile and get in contact here.


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