Kennedys expands Manchester office with partner hire
Kennedys has boosted its newly relocated office in Manchester with the hire of regulatory partner, Nathan Buckley, from Clyde & Co.
Nathan specialises in regulatory defence work, particularly corporate manslaughter/gross negligence manslaughter, health and safety, environment and motor crime investigations and prosecutions, together with inquests across all industries.
His practice is focused on representing both organisations, as well as individuals, and he is highly experienced and skilled in providing strategic and pragmatic advice in the immediate aftermath of an incident to protect his clients immediate and long-term position, reputation and revenue.
Nathan is joined by Steven North, Senior Associate, who also joins from Clyde & Co.
Joining Kennedys’ nationally recognised regulatory team presents me with an exciting opportunity to establish a hub in Manchester, where the regulatory work Steven and I do can be delivered as part of a national team.
Nathan Buckley, Partner
Nathan and Steven will be joining the 20 strong national regulatory team and will be based in Manchester in their new offices located at Trinity, 16 John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6JP and will work closely with regulatory colleagues in our Sheffield and London offices.
Nick Thomas, senior partner, Kennedys commented: “Our growth is always led by client demand and need. We have recently enjoyed significant expansion in the North following the opening of our new office in Leeds and the move to our new larger premises in Manchester, alongside our existing office in Sheffield. Nathan’s expertise will help to establish a hub in Manchester with a view to growing our regulatory team’s work in that area.”
Richard West, partner, Kennedys said: “I am delighted that Nathan and Steven have joined our market leading regulatory practice with a view to strengthening our national offering from Manchester.”
Nathan said of his appointment: “Joining Kennedys’ nationally recognised regulatory team presents me with an exciting opportunity to establish a hub in Manchester, where the regulatory work Steven and I do can be delivered as part of a national team. I believe the synergies between my practice and Kennedys’ regulatory team and wider departments offers the foundations for a very successful partnership.”
In January Kennedys opened its first office in Leeds when it acquired a 36-strong team from Langleys.