About Nigel

Nigel joined Machins in October 2011 to further specialise and develop his private client practice. He is a member of the Law Society Private Client Section and has been a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) since 1996.

After graduating from Manchester University and the College of Law, Chester, Nigel joined Williams & Company in Luton. He qualified in February 1984 and was a partner at the same firm from 1987 until 2011.

Nigel undertakes a number of responsibilities outside the office. He is a trustee of two Luton-based charities and is the legal clerk to the Board of Appeal to Table Tennis England.

Specialist practice areas

  • Wills & probate
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Powers of attorney
  • Trust creation and management
  • Older client issues


Nigel provided first-rate advice and support though a challenging situation.
Our thanks also go to you for all you have done during the administration to maximise her most kind and generous gift. Your time and care are very much appreciated – particularly in ensuring the IHT saving – creating an important boost to the value of the legacy.
Sound logical advice that was easy to understand and seemed with our best interest. Good communication.
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for helping me out for the last seven months or so. My Dad and I have appreciated your hard work and easiness; you were always there to lend a hand if I was ever unsure about anything. Having you from the very start to now has meant that I haven't had to stress at all.
Thank you very much for your help in processing the sale. It was smooth and without any stress. I really appreciated your professionalism and expertise and being able to have complete trust in you.
You have been by far the best solicitor we've ever dealt with. Extremely professional, excellent communication, great advice and friendly.
I feel I cannot let this sad time go without a few words. You have been of great service to our family over many, many years…..We as a family would like to take this opportunity in saying a huge thank you for all the sound practical knowledgeable advice you have given us all. I hope the move to Machins brings you enjoyable new challenges and enables you to carry on helping others. Thank you once again for all you have done for us as a family.
It has been a pleasure working with you, thank you very much for all your help and assistance, it has been appreciated.
...you acted at all times with complete integrity and respect for my Aunt’s wishes. We are highly satisfied with all aspects of the service provided. Should the need arise, we would not hesitate to contact you again.

Latest news by Nigel Gibson-Birch

Taking medical and legal steps against the onset of dementia

With no cure for dementia diseases like Alzheimer’s likely to emerge soon, health organisations across the world are stressing the need for people to take preventive measures to protect themselves as they get older. The NHS official guidance says: “There is currently no ‘cure’ for dementia. In fact, because dementia is caused by different diseases

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