Nick Watson

Consultant
Employment Team

Nick has over 30 years' experience, during which he has assisted with many Tribunal cases.

This experience means Nick is more than qualified to deal with the majority of employment issues our clients find themselves facing, a list that includes discrimination claims, redundancies (including a scheme involving several hundred employees), issues upon transfer of businesses, enforcing 'non compete' type clauses, long term sickness issues, contractual claims and unfair dismissal claims. In relation to Tribunal claims, that expertise extends from straightforward unfair dismissal claims to complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims.

Nick has extensive experience in resolving employment disputes for businesses, charities and educational establishments, and also disputes between directors and shareholders disputes.

Nick’s real skill however is in working tirelessly behind the scenes to help clients avoid seeing a problem escalating into a major dispute, minimising both legal costs and stress for our clients.

Whilst Nick is principally involved in assisting fully running organisations, particularly in the not-for-profit sector, occasionally he has to assist in the closure of organisations and the potential employment issues arising from that. In so doing he has advised in relation to specific obligations relating to multiple redundancies, i.e. collective consultation, addressing these with regard to liaising with recognised trade unions and arrangements relating to the election of employee representatives where appropriate.

  • number of years PQE: in excess of 30 years
  • estimated numbers or examples of cases I have dealt with in given areas: in excess of 30
  • percentage of time spent on given areas: in excess of 50% of time spent on employment matters
  • complexity or type of issues I typically deal with: a complete cross-range from relatively straightforward unfair dismissal claims to complex claims

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    Recent testimonials

    "Nick Watson has ‘excellent knowledge’ and is ‘very approachable and keen to assist’; he has expertise in trade union disputes and complex governance structures."

    Legal 500 - 2019

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