About Us

Niels Dagless MA – Principal Solicitor

I graduated from Southampton University in 1995 with a degree in Archaeology. In 1996 I obtained a Masters degree in European Prehistory. I worked as a professional archaeologist and was the chairman of the Archaeology Branch Executive Committee of the trade union Prospect where I gave evidence before a parliamentary committee. In part as a result of this experience, in 2003 I retrained in law. I graduated from the College of Law in 2005 with Distinction in both the Graduate Diploma of Law and the Legal Practice Course.

I trained at the London office of Simpson Miller and qualified in 2008. I specialised in litigation and I represented clients at inquests and in the County Court, High Court, the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal.

On qualifying I worked at Lamb Brooks and then Lamport Bassitt. In 2014 I joined Hugh Whitlock Solicitors to specialise in Conveyancing and Private Client work (more particularly probate, wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney). In 2017 on the retirement of Hugh Whitlock I set up the practice of Niels Dagless Solicitors trading as Dagless and Whitlock.