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Nigel Brockley - Employment

Nigel has acted for of a diverse range of clients both within the UK and other jurisdictions, including individual Claimants, Charities, Trade Unions and businesses operating within the NHS and retail, banking and property sectors for more than 20 years. His practice is both advisory and representational.

Nigel has enjoyed and maintained long term relationships with his clients and his work demonstrates a commitment to a high level of service and a consistent commercial approach.

-    Instructions received from solicitors, direct and public access clients (including HR Professionals)

-    Fixed Fee structures 

-    Retained client arrangements

-    Pre-litigation work and advice.

Practice areas:
•    unfair dismissal
•    employment status
•    claims by company directors as employees
•    trans jurisdictional claims
•    discrimination
•    bullying and harassment claims
•    whistle blowing
•    TUPE transfers
•    collective consultation
•    commercial drafting
•    restrictive covenants 
•    specific performance
•    costs

-    Standing Counsel to a large international card retailer having successfully defended dozens of cases 

-    Representation before a range of professional bodies including the Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Social Care Council, Health Professions Council and Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. In the case of solicitors including related interventions by the Law Society 

-    Experienced in conducting complex multi-faceted Employment Tribunal claims 

-    Practices in employment, chancery and personal injury litigation, giving breadth seamlessly in commercially related areas such as unfair prejudice claims and disputes regarding company ownership

Additional Information
Nigel has lectured for ACAS, various local authorities including the London Boroughs of Haringey and Camden and learning providers such as Central Law Training.

Nigel regularly conducts cases for the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

Nigel trained at drama school in London and has appeared in fringe festivals.


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Nigel has been a member of the Free Representation Unit since 1992.


“Nigel has been Counsel of first choice for me for the past 10 years. His deep subject knowledge, attention to detail, pragmatic advice, willingness to fight when required and superb cross examining skills has made him a firm favourite with many clients.”

Alasdair Hobbs, Employment Partner - FBC Manby Bowdler LLP


Salt-v-Mears UKEAT/0522/11
-Unlawful deductions from wages- historic travel allowance- section 27(2)(b) ERA

Williams-v-Guardian Care Homes Ltd UKEAT/0551/10

-Sufficiency of Tribunal’s reasoning and identity of Respondent

Read-v- Members of the Llanyrafon Community Association UKEAT/0530/05

Strike out-constructive unfair dismissal- false allegations to the police

Myers-v-Dunlop Latex Foam Ltd UKEAT/0752/04

Propriety of a costs’ order

France-v-Westminster City Council UKEAT/0214/02 
Constructive dismissal (home working provision)- adducing of new evidence on appeal