Nikita Sonecha

An experienced employment and data protection 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.

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My favourite legal drama is Suits
Employment
If I wasn’t a lawyer, I’d like to have been a teacher
The team at SA Law LLP has ‘excellent knowledge of employment law’. Practice head Chris Cook is recommended.
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Employers feel unprepared for GDPR deadline

Senior Associate Keely Rushmore comments in People Management on the GDPR and how companies weren't ready for the changes

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ICO publishes final version of guidance on consent

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Introducing Nikita Sonecha

Head of Employment and Data, Chris Cook, introduces solicitor Nikita Sonecha to the employment and data team.

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Chris Cook handles the full range of employment law for both individuals and organisations. He receives particular recognition for his strong TUPE expertise.…
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Key Employment Law Updates & Legislation Changes April & May 2018

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Coming clean on NDAs

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Key learnings from SA Law's mock employment tribunal

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The Employment Tribunal Process

Click here to download our flowchart and helpful process guide.Time limitsMost claims must be brought to the Employment Tribunal (ET) within 3 months…

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Agency workers and holiday entitlement

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