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66 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3LH, ENGLAND
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Work 020 3375 7000
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Fax 020 3375 7001
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32 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Serena Nicholls

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
Email:
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Employment

Position

Serena provides advice to corporate, institutional and senior executive clients on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues. Her work includes advising in relation to the conduct of employment litigation (including discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal claims), disciplinary and grievance procedures, settlement agreements, team hires and restraints of trade, and redundancy. Serena's employer clients include media organisations, charities and academic establishments. She also has a wealth of experience providing bespoke advise to high-net-worth clients on their staff arrangements.

Career

Having completed her training contract at Norton Rose in February 2007, Serena spent three and a half years at Clarkslegal LLP before joining Farrer & Co in August 2010, Serena has extensive in-house experience, having spent time on secondment to BskyB, Imperial College, Royal Bank of Canada and the Natural History Museum.

Education

Bristol University


London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Next generation lawyers

Serena Nicholls - Farrer & Co

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

As 'one of the top names in the market for senior executive work', Farrer & Co is notably active in the financial services sector and benefits from the 'excellent reputations' of group head David Smellie and William Dawson; the team recently advised on the appointments and departures of senior executives and directors for a wide range of businesses including HSBC, Tesco and Deutsche Bank. On the employer side, recent mandates include David Hunt defending the British Airline Pilots' Association in the High Court against Thomas Cook Airlines' application for an injunction to stop strike action by its pilots, Kathleen Heycock advising Natura Cosmeticos on the employment components of its acquisition of The Body Shop from L'Oréal, and assisting several international schools with implementing safer working practices for teaching and non-teaching staff. Other key individuals include Rachel Lewis, Eleanor Rowswell, Katie Lancaster, Jonathan Eley and senior associate Serena Nicholls.

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