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Stone King LLP

13 QUEEN SQUARE, BATH, BA1 2HJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01225 337599
Fax:
Fax 01225 335437
DX:
8001 BATH
Email:
Web:
www.stoneking.co.uk

Nick Watson

Tel:
Work 01225 324435
Email:
Web:
www.stoneking.co.uk
Stone King LLP

Work Department

Employment, regulatory and dispute resolution team.

Position

Nick is a Partner and Head of the Employment, Regulatory and Dispute Resolution team. Nick has over 27 years' employment experience including 6 years at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain where he acted for a number of Trade Unions.

This experience means Nick is more than qualified to deal with the majority of employment issues our clients find themselves facing, a list that includes discrimination claims, redundancies (including a scheme involving several hundred employees), issues upon transfer of businesses, enforcing 'non compete' type clauses, long term sickness issues, contractual claims and unfair dismissal claims.

Nick has extensive experience in resolving employment disputes for businesses, charities and educational establishments, and also disputes between directors and shareholders disputes. 

Whilst Nick is principally involved in assisting fully running organisations, particularly in the not-for-profit sector, occasionally he has to assist in the closure of organisations and the potential employment issues arising from that.  In so doing he has advised in relation to specific obligations relating to multiple redundancies, i.e. collective consultation, addressing these with regard to liaising with recognised trade unions and arrangements relating to the election of employee representatives where appropriate.

Career

Trained Medlicott & Benson, Lower Regent Street, London; Tarrant Hardwick of Bedford Row, London; Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, High Holborn, London; Macfarlane Guy, Bath 1987-97; partner in 1987; in 1997 the majority of Macfarlane Guy merged with Stone King – subsequently partner Stone King.

Member

Law Society.

Education

Haileybury College; Bristol Polytechnic (BA Hons).

Leisure

Running, rugby, gym and fishing.


South West: Human resources

Employment: M4 Corridor and Gloucestershire

Within: Employment: M4 Corridor and Gloucestershire

Stone King LLP divides its employment practice along its key sector lines, namely charity, education, personal and business. Across each, the practice handles dismissals, union activity, grievances, redundancies, TUPE issues and restrictive covenants. Practice head Nick Watson  has expertise in trade union disputes and complex governance structures.

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