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Farrer & Co | Serena Nicholls, Senior Associate

Practice areas

  • Employment

Serena specialises in employment law and has a wealth of experience in supporting both employers and individuals on complex legal issues. Her employer clients include large organisations such as well-known charities and institutions.  

Serena undertakes a broad range of employment-related work for corporate, institutional and individual clients across a range of contentious and non-contentious issues. Her clear-headed and pragmatic approach helps clients achieve the outcomes they desire, often at a time when they are dealing with difficult circumstances.

She provides commercial and user-friendly advice to employer clients, having accrued extensive in-house experience during secondments with clients including Imperial College, Royal Bank of Canada, The Natural History Museum and British Sky Broadcasting. Serena has considerable experience advising in relation to complex employment litigation, disciplinary and grievance matters, and contractual issues.

She has a strong practice advising senior-level employees and, in particular, has extensive expertise negotiating terms and conditions on exiting employment. Serena also regularly advises individuals in relation to discrimination, whistleblowing and restraints of trade.

Serena qualified as a solicitor in 2007.

Expertise

  • Serena is described as ‘recommended’ by Legal 500.

    Serena is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

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