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Stewarts Law LLP

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Richard Nicolle

Work 020 7822 8000
Stewarts Law LLP

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Richard is a partner in the Employment department and has over 20 years' experience advising on all aspects of employment and partnership law.

Richard acts for businesses and senior individuals, and has extensive experience of high-value and complex High Court litigation involving restrictive covenants and team moves. His other areas of particular expertise include executive service agreements, independent investigations, discrimination and TUPE. Richard’s work often has an international dimension.

Richard is ranked as a leading individual in his field by a leading legal directory, which has described him as “extremely impressive”, “a widely respected employment practitioner”, and “a resilient negotiator who is great to work with”. It has also commented on him as “providing excellent, sensible, pragmatic and astute advice”, “standing out for his technical expertise and seemingly inexhaustible availability” and “someone who gets to the point and doesn’t waste clients’ money”.

Richard frequently appears as a commentator on employment law issues in print and broadcast media including the BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Radio 5, the national press and specialist practitioners’ journals.


Trainee solicitor Clifford Chance 1991-93; solicitor Brachers LLP 1993-95; solicitor Cameron Markby Hewitt 1996-97; solicitor Lovells 1997-2001; solicitor Dentons 2001-05; partner Dentons 2006-14; partner Stewarts Law 2014-present.


Employment Lawyers Association.


Queens’ College, Cambridge (1988 Law 2(1)).


Richard runs marathons, climbs Scottish Munros, supports Brighton and Hove Albion and is interested in history, literature and art.

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Stewarts Law LLP's 'outstanding' team is 'one of the best in the market for senior executives' with 'an excellent reputation in complex litigation' particularly partnership and LLP disputes. Team leader Tim Spillane is 'a pragmatic and solutions-focused leader in the field' and is 'incredibly easy to work with'; he is noted for his expertise in the financial and professional service industries and handles senior-level appointments and departures, team moves and restrictive covenant work. Richard Nicolle is also singled out for his ability to 'combine deep legal experience with a highly tactical approach'.

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