Serena Nicholls

Senior Associate

Serena Nicholls

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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.


Bristol University

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.

Her 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.

Who we help

Serena works closely with a leading UK university providing support on day-to-day HR matters as well as running complex Employment Tribunal claims.

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Serena advises several media organisations including newspapers and other publishers in relation to contentious and non-contentious employment matters. In particular, Serena has been involved in several Employment Tribunal claims involving media organisations and has provided advise in relation to business restructuring and reorganisations.

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Serena advises a number of charities (both operational and grant making) on a broad range of employment matters, including policy and contract reviews, redundancy plans and equal opportunities.

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