Nigel Emmerson

partner, Womble Bond Dickinson

Nigel heads Womble Bond Dickinson’s Housing Group, and is client partner for a number of major organisations in the sector, including Grainger, The National Trust, The Wellcome Trust, Southern Residential, Retirement Bridge and Hearthstone Investments. Womble Bond Dickinson is seen as market leader in the housing sector and, since Nigel joined the firm in 1992, he has specialised in all aspects of residential property.

He became a board member of Byker Community Trust in July 2013. The Trust was the registered provider for the iconic Byker Estate in Newcastle upon Tyne. On BCT’s merger with Karbon in April 2021 Nigel became a member of the Byker Committee from April 2021 to July 2022.

Nigel is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of the UKAA (UK Apartment Association) and co-chairs the Research, Education and Policy Committee. He also sits on the Regional Policy Committee of the BPF, is a trustee of Urban Green Newcastle, a board member of Your Homes Newcastle, the ALMO of both Newcastle City Council and NE1, Newcastle’s BID (Business Improvement District) company.

Since May 2020, Nigel has been Head of the Newcastle Office of Womble Bond Dickinson and led their office move to The Spark, a purpose-built development on The Helix. The move was one of the first to be designed, constructed and delivered since the start of the pandemic, and is designed for the new post-pandemic ways of working.

Outside of work Nigel is a junior rugby coach and fan of the Boro.

Follow Nigel on Twitter @nigelemmerson