Nicola Ihnatowicz


Nicola Ihnatowicz is a partner in the Employment Department at Trowers & Hamlins LLP, and specialises in all aspects of human resources and employment law for public, private and third sector employers. 

Praised in the legal directories for giving "timely, clear and exceptionally perceptive advice under pressure" Nicola is recognised as an expert in employment law for employers in Chambers & Partners 2022 and the Legal 500 2022.

Nicola specialises in supporting businesses to become "Employers of the Future". Her expertise includes advising on sustainable workforces, achieving inclusivity, TUPE and business transformation. She also supports employers with difficult employee relations matters, such as changing terms and conditions, managing stress at work, reasonable adjustments, discrimination and harassment investigations, and restructures and redundancies.

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 the firm's weekly online Q&A "Trowers Tuesday".

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

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Webinar: Agility – maintaining workplace culture through agile working

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HR Law – January 2023

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Employee who refused to return to work during lockdown was not unfairly dismissed

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Grievance was an existing dispute that engaged the "without prejudice" rule

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Reduction of compensation to zero on the basis that redundancy dismissal was inevitable was incorrect

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