Contributor: Nicola Walker
Nicola Walker, Partner, Hogan & Hartson
Nicola Walker specialises in English employment law and privacy. Her employment practice encompasses employment advice for both employers and senior executives. She advises on a wide range of matters, from recruitment issues and employment documentation to discrimination law, whistle-blowers, disciplinary issues, redundancies, dismissals and negotiation of severance packages.
Nicola has considerable experience advising clients and litigating business protection issues, including restrictive covenants and confidentiality provisions. She advises clients on the recruitment of teams from competing businesses. As a litigator, she has experience in employment tribunals, the employment appeal tribunal, and the High Court. She has acted in many complex cases involving dismissals, transfer of undertakings, and discrimination.
Nicola also counsels companies on the employment aspects of large corporate transactions. She advises clients on consultation strategies and the reorganisation of businesses, including motivating and retaining key employees and making large-scale workforce reductions. Additionally, Nicola has considerable experience on cross-border data protection and privacy matters.
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