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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Nick Hurley

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Energy and natural resources, financial services, technology, media and telecommunications; employment, pensions and immigration.


Nick’s practice is in respect of both contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. He has broad experience both in the employment tribunals and in the civil courts and has conducted cases involving discrimination, whistleblowing and TUPE, to name but a few. Nick’s non-contentious experience covers a wide spectrum of work, ranging from advising on complex employment documentation to giving strategic advice on reorganisation programmes and business transfers. Nick is a prolific contributor to newspapers and journals, regularly lectures on employment law issues and has contributed chapters to a number of books. Experience: Matthew Pullen v CBRE (2014); Christopher Jarvis v Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited (2013); Re Integeral Limited [2012] All ER (D) 63 Feb; Becky Gauld v Katie Price (1) Peter Andre (2) (2008).


Non-executive director City HR Association; management board Devonshire House Network.

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is praised for its 'outstanding technical knowledge, attention to detail and strong business sense and industry awareness' enabling it to 'really get to know its clients and ensure the right risk balance is taken'. Practice head Nick Hurley has 'a deep understanding of the issues and dynamics of the market' and 'combines practical and sensible advice with a brilliant approach'; he recently advised Amundi Asset Management on the employment elements of its acquisition of Pioneer from UniCredit and regularly handles employment litigation including discrimination claims, whistleblowing issues and TUPE-related disputes. Other key individuals include Trevor Bettany, who is recommended for project management issues; Michael Powner, charity sector specialist David Green, Emma Bartlett and 'outstanding' legal director Susan Thomas. Alan Julyan retired.

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Leading individuals

Nick Hurley - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP's 'amazing' team is entrusted with heavy weight advisory matters and disputes from sectors such as financial services, not-for-profit, and TMT including computer games. Ericsson, Zenium Technology Partners and Photo-Me International are among its clients. Its work spans matters ranging from corporate reorganisations and TUPE to discrimination and dismissal actions. In one highlight, it is advising Amundi Asset Management on areas such as restraints of trade, disciplinary matters and employment tribunal litigation. Nick Hurley, who heads the employment, pensions and immigration teams, is 'a strategic superstar who has seen it all before and can always anticipate the other side’s next move'. Ben Smith has a broad range of expertise and 'personally commits to his client’s cause, offering constant reassurance and support'. Other key lawyers include the 'excellent' Andy Williams and associate Emily Chalkley, who is highly regarded for 'her vast legal knowledge and fluency in best practices' and is 'a true up-and-coming talent, who has a wonderful manner and intellect'.

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