Eversheds' former head of tax goes back to chambers

Eversheds' former head of tax has returned to the bar, five months after leaving the firm in a storm of acrimony.

Reg Nock, a qualified barrister specialising in stamp duty, has joined revenue law set 24 Old Buildings after resigning from Eversheds just eight months after joining the firm.

At the time of his departure, Nock branded his decision to join the firm as “a mistake”, stating that both parties had decided to cut their losses, culminating in him resigning and leaving on the same day.

Following his exit, Nock engaged Herbert Smith to act on his claims that unpaid fees were due to him from his time at Eversheds. It was understood the firm was disputing the claims.

It is not clear why Nock has returned to chambers. He stated in an interview with The Lawyer in March: “It [the bar] has changed over the last few years from being very civilised.”

However, Nock refused to comment on his decision.

Eversheds also declined to comment on the progress of Nock's claims against the firm, stating that it was a confidential matter.