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Nick Hine - Principal

I have specialised in employment law for over 24 years and advise both businesses and senior individuals.

I have had a varied career which commenced in merchant banking before becoming a police officer in the Metropolitan Police in London for seven and a half years. During this time I completed a law degree and then qualified as a Barrister and practiced for a couple of years before transferring to be a Solicitor. I use this diverse experience for the benefit of clients.

I advise small to large businesses on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues, including High Court restrictive covenant actions; tribunal claims – complex unfair dismissal, sex, race and disability discrimination cases; redundancy and restructuring advice, outsourcing and TUPE, performance management and ill health issues.

I also advise managers and senior executives particularly in respect of their contracts of employment, negotiation of termination packages, employment tribunal claims and High Court actions.

Work Highlights

Advising a recruitment business in respect of a team of employees setting up in competition. This involved issuing high court proceedings to obtain a court order (injunction) to require them to comply with their contractual obligations thereby preventing considerable damage to the business.

Advising a company on a major restructure which included removal of a number of individuals in the senior management team. The process resulted in successfully completing the restructure and without any employment claims.

Advising a senior individual on the terms of a service agreement and remuneration package including shares and other financial incentives when taking a prominent role.

Clients

I work with a variety of clients in all sectors including financial services, professional services, recruitment, retail, property, consulting, construction, pharmaceutical and IT.

Outside of work

I am a keen sailor and a qualified skipper, a skier (described by an Austrian as “not bad for an Englishman”) and I also enjoy golf, photography, networking and fine wine. I have four children and a house in Italy and enjoy all things Italian!

Nick Hine

Principal

D: 0203 0085720
M: 07931360372
E: nhine@hinelegal.com

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“Nick is one of the most respected people I have met, he networks by giving rather than taking and he has a fantastic reputation. Nick delivers what he promises to a very high standard and has had a major influence in my work. If you don’t know Nick then you should.”

Ian Middleton, Director, Varios

“Working with Nick is an absolute pleasure. Nick’s experience and technical knowledge is excellent and I would have no problem in endorsing him or his company.”

Mark Hopkins, Director, Hopkins Associates