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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The team at SA Law LLP has ‘excellent knowledge of employment law’. Practice head Chris Cook is recommended.
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Changes to National Minimum Wage Enforcement under TUPE – Where does liability now lie?

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The Gender Agenda

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

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Life as a trainee solicitor in the Employment team

Trainee solicitor, Louise Bodeker, explains a typical day's work in the employment team at SA Law

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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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Employers must be overt when monitoring staff in the workplace

“Employers need to be overt, not covert, in terms of the data they collect" Says SA Law employment solicitor Nikita Sonecha

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Justifying 'fat cat' pay

Partner, Keely Rushmore examines what the pay ratio reporting could mean for your company

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Should The Equalities Act 2010 be updated?

Chris Cook, partner and head of employment at SA Law, comments on a recent study which found that one in three employers admitted they were less likely…

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Should employers modify dress codes in this heatwave?

Partner and Director of Finance and Business support, Gill Garrett, comments in The Times on whether extreme weather should see alterations to dress codes…

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Getting to the meat of employee choice

Companies must be made aware of discrimination laws when dictating what workers can and can't do, says Keely Rushmore, Partner at SA Law.

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