Grace Nicholls

Year of Call: 2015
Email Address: grace.nicholls@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 01962 868 884

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Overview

Grace joined 3PB as a tenant in September 2019 and accepts instructions across all areas of employment law.

Before coming to the Bar, she gained extensive experience in Employment Law working for almost two years in the London offices of a prestigious employment team and a second notable law firm. She worked within small teams with partners and senior associates servicing clients including FTSE 100 companies, hedge funds and international insurance companies.

Whilst there, she assisted on complex employment tribunal claims, working closely with leading employment silks in high profile cases involving claims of discrimination, unfair and constructive dismissal and whistleblowing. She also has experience with team moves, injunctions, grievance, disciplinary procedures and judicial review.

Outside of the law, Grace has just completed her first marathon.

Expertise

  • Employment and discrimination
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    Grace acts for both Claimants and Respondents and accepts instructions in all areas of employment law. She has appeared in tribunals (both at preliminary and final hearings) nationally on matters concerning unfair dismissal, including constructive dismissal, breach of contract, redundancy, victimisation, harassment, disability, sex and race discrimination. She has been instructed by a wide range of clients, including a national pharmaceutical company, local authorities and companies in the leisure and tourism industries.

    • Acting¬†for Claimants, including in a multi-day unfair dismissal and disability discrimination claim
    • Acting for Respondents in a range of cases including issues of unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and unlawful deductions from wages.

    She has a busy practice drafting pleadings and providing written advice at various stages of litigation on a range of issues.

    Publications

    • 8th Nov 2019

      Covert recording in a PI claim: ramifications for Employment Tribunals? Grace Nicholls analyses Mustard v Flowers & Ors [2019] EWHC 2623 (QB)

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    • 7th Jun 2019

      Court of Appeal: Decision not to deploy disabled employee on overseas assignment was not disability discrimination. Grace Nicholls analyses Owen v AMEC Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd and another

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Academic qualifications

  • LLB Law, Durham University
  • BPTC, Kaplan Law School

Professional bodies

  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit

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