Nikita Sonecha

An experienced employment and data protection solicitor
Employment & Data Protection Team
Solicitor

EXPERTISE

I help companies and individuals to resolve employment issues, improve their employment position and prevent issues arising.

For organisations, I provide strategic employment advice to employers of all sizes, from start-ups to multinationals. I help HR teams, directors, MDs and CEOs to make commercial decisions that maximise opportunities, minimise risk and prevent dispute situations. I am also experienced in business restructuring, and how to deploy employment strategies that achieve commercial objectives.

I advise on dispute situations that organisations can face, and have particular expertise in dismissals, disciplinary and grievance processes, and post-termination restrictions. Where possible, I attempt to resolve disputes using cost-effective methods such as negotiation and mediation, but am experienced at handling tribunal cases if required.

I also advise many individuals on their employment, from recruitment through to departure, including resolving issues that arise along the way. I have extensive experience in discrimination, particularly race, age, disability and maternity. I also advise many senior executives on complex employment matters such as service agreements, commissions, bonus arrangements and exit provisions.

Away from employment, I have a particular interest in data privacy, and advise on the new UK Data Protection Act that incorporates the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I help organisations to achieve compliance with the new requirements, including giving in-house seminars.

I am a Herts Law Society Junior Lawyers Division representative.

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Nikita Sonecha comments in People Management on the plans announced that ethnicity pay gap reports may become mandatory under new plans by the Prime Minister.…

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Partner and Head of Employment & Data Protection, Chris Cook writes in Education Executive about the GDPR and SARs.

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Partner Keely Rushmore addresses transphobia in the workplace and the steps necessary to prevent it in The Global Recruiter.

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