Nicola Welchman

Meet Nicola Welchman

I am an employment rights specialist. I have represented employees in workplace disputes for more than 17 years'. I offer advice on negotiation strategy, post-termination restrictions and executive compensation as well as undertaking the negotiations, contract negotiation and conducting litigation.

My clients

Over the years, I have represented clients across many sectors – from financial services, technology, high education to civil aviation, the third sector and the media.

My client base is wide and many clients come to me through referrals from previous clients and, in some cases, my opponents.

I regularly act for senior executives leaving employment in a range of circumstances from board disputes to burn out and performance processes to redundancy.

Recent cases:

  • Acting for a Claimant in a disability discrimination claim and bonus dispute that was settled just prior to a 10-day hearing
  • Negotiating the severance terms for an Executive in the insurance industry securing a significant ex-gratia sum as well as shares.
  • Acting for a Chief Executive Officer of a Charity following a dispute with Trustees.
  • Acting for a Senior Sales Executive secure 6 figure settlement.
  • Negotiating a settlement for a senior leader who was falsely accused of bullying and harassment.
  • Complex pension matter involving 7 figure settlement to resolve a historic failure to offer pension equivalence following a TUPE transfer.

My approach

I aim to quickly build a rapport with my clients, devise a strategy and work towards my client’s preferred outcome.  I aim to negotiate and facilitate settlement. If a settlement is not possible, I am an experienced litigator and will represent my clients in litigation in a wide variety of tribunal and civil claims.

I have a particular interest in discrimination claims and often represent women who are pregnant or returning from maternity leave.  I am well used to advising where complex mental health issues are material to the issues in the case.

My preference is to resolve disputes amicably but I draw daily on my extensive experience of employment tribunal litigation. I have a sympathetic ear and am understanding of my client’s needs during negotiations. I am tenacious and will doggedly represent my client’s interests in settlement discussions and beyond.

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