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Doyle Clayton

Work 020 7329 9090
Fax 020 7329 5050
42611 LONDON

Jennifer Nicol

Work 0207 042 7200
Doyle Clayton

Work Department

Employment/ London// Canary Wharf


Partner – Qualified in Scotland, England and Wales

Advises both corporate and individual clients on matters including:
TUPE, redundancy and business reorganisation, contractual disputes including garden leave and restrictive covenants, complex discrimination (especially disability) cases and senior employee and Director exits.
Large Scale redundancy exercises and cases involving collective consultation.
Experienced Employment Tribunal advocate in both England & Wales and Scotland.
Extensive experience of appearing in the Employment Tribunals throughout the UK. Also has a strong interest in employment litigation in the Scottish Courts.


Where trained: - Bird Semple Glasgow (1996-1997) & Mackay Simon Edinburgh (1997-1998)

Year qualified: August 1998 in Scotland; December 2005 England & Wales
Year made partner in present firm: Jan 2006

Jennifer has specialised in Employment law since December 1997 when she joined the leading (Chambers and Legal 500 Band 1 rated) Edinburgh employment niche firm Mackay Simon. She has undertaken advocacy in the Employment Tribunal and EAT in both jurisdictions since qualifying in 1998. Jennifer was until 2013 the Secretary of the Scottish Employment Law Group affiliated with the Law Society of Scotland and remains as a Committee Member. Jennifer’s corporate clients include media and publishing businesses, global financial services businesses, a national charity and law firms.

She is a member of the Employment Tribunal Users Group and the Employment Appeal Users Group. She was a Trustee of the Citizens Advice Bureau (City of London) from 2008 – 2010.

Please summarise your professional career (ie: posts, jobs, appointments)

Training Firms worked for as above plus Maclay Murray Spens Edinburgh and Brodies Edinburgh


Member of Employment Lawyers Association and
European Employment Lawyers Association.
ELLINT (Employment Labor Lawyers International)


Main secondary school attended: St Brides High
Universities and colleges attended: University – University of Strathclyde Degree – Law 2:1 (1996)

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

'Strong boutique employment firm' Doyle Clayton is 'excellent for senior executive work' and has 'unparalleled strength in depth and exceptional technical knowledge'. Group leader Darren Clayton is 'a wily litigator and knows how to get the best deal for his clients'; he recently worked with Jennifer Nicol to represented an individual in a High Court injunction claim. Clients also praise the 'excellent' Peter Doyle, the 'very sharp and pragmatic' Peter De Maria and 'fantastic collaborator' Dan Begbie-Clench; Doyle is a key name for employment disputes, De Maria recently advised a global financial services business on the recruitment of ten senior investment bankers from a competitor and Begbie-Clench represented a partner in an actuarial consulting business in a race and religious discrimination claim.

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