Nick Buckley MBE’s Reinstatement At Mancunian Way


Keystone Law advised Nick Buckley MBE on his reinstatement as chief executive at the award-winning charity Mancunian Way, after a dispute with the former trustees.

Nick Buckley, who founded the charity in 2011, was dismissed from his position as chief executive after an article he posted on LinkedIn regarding the Black Lives Matter manifesto attracted controversy, which included a Change.org petition for his removal. The trustees terminated the charity’s service level agreement within a week of the petition being launched.

Geoffrey Davies (Picture), partner at Keystone Law, was instructed by the Free Speech Union, the non-partisan, mass-membership public interest body, to advise Nick on his case against the former trustees. Geoffrey discovered that the trustees had failed to follow their contractual obligations in removing Nick from this position at the charity. Once these were pointed out to the trustees, it was agreed that they would step down.

Nick has now been reappointed as chief executive with a new board at Mancunian Way.

Involved fees earner: Geoffrey Davies – Keystone Law;

Law Firms: Keystone Law;

Clients: Nick Buckley MBE;