Nicola Ihnatowicz


Nicola is a partner in the Employment department, and specialises in all aspects of human resources and employment law for public, private and third sector employers.

Praised in Chambers & Partners 2019 for being "enthusiastic and passionate" and being "organised, with great communication skills", Nicola is recognised as an expert on TUPE and restructures in both Chambers & Partners 2019 and the Legal 500 2019.

As well as TUPE, Nicola's expertise includes advising on difficult employee relations matters including discrimination, redundancies, disability and absence management, stress at work and termination negotiations. Nicola regularly advises and represents clients on Employment Tribunal matters and has recently dealt with complex claims for discrimination and harassment, whistleblowing and breach of TUPE.

She is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, including leading on the firm's regular series of TUPE Breakfast Briefings, and Future of Work Seminars.

Nicola chairs the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and has experience as a charity trustee.

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New DBS guidance published removing the requirement for automatic disclosure of youth cautions, reprimands and warnings

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Right to be protected from detriment on health and safety grounds should extend to workers

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ACAS early conciliation period extended

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Call for Evidence launched on disability employment gap

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National minimum wage increases announced for April 2021

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