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Nick Hine

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Nick qualified as a lawyer in 1999 and has specialised in employment law for nearly 30 years. Nick has been in top 100 law firms and ran his own employment law boutique for ten years. Nick began his career in merchant banking, and then served as a Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police for seven years. During this time Nick completed a law degree and then qualified as a Barrister (1990). Nick then transferred to being a Solicitor, and brings this significant and diverse experience to the benefit of his clients. Nick is a Solicitor Advocate and has years of experience in litigating in the Employment Tribunal and High Court .

Nick provides clear, commercial, practical and direct advice – no legal jargon yet in a personable and user-friendly way. He finds out what outcome you are looking for and agrees with you the most practical and straightforward way to achieve it. His clients come to him for help with strategy and growing their businesses, not just when things go wrong. His client’s value his opinion on the recommended course of action and he does not sit on the fence.

Nick advises small to large businesses on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues and also advises Partners, Partnerships and LLP’s. This includes maximising the protections for the business through contracts and policies and enforcing those restrictions when breached, including obtaining injunctions in the High Court. He provides day to day support to resolve problems, advises on restructures and redundancies, disciplinary and grievances, TUPE, whistleblowing and the full range of discrimination issues. He often advises on how to remove difficult employees.

His clients come from a range of sectors and industries, enabling him to bring knowledge acquired in one industry sector and apply it imaginatively in another.

Nick also advises senior executives and directors on negotiating contracts when joining and maximising their exits when leaving.

Nick is also a Consultant with Constantine Law, Chairman of the Executives Association of Great Britain and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

“ ability to put people at their ease when they are faced with contentious and challenging employment issues and to find clear and practical ways of helping them find solutions ”
Mr S.

“Working with Nick is an absolute pleasure. Nick’s experience and technical knowledge is excellent and I would have no problem in endorsing him or his company.” - Mr H

Nick is a keen sailor and a Yachtmaster (has sailed the Atlantic), a skier (described by an Austrian as “not bad for an Englishman”) and also enjoys golf, photography, networking and fine wine. Nick has four children and a house in Italy and enjoys all things Italian!

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