Jennifer Nicol

Partner & Head of Canary Wharf Office | London (Canary Wharf)

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Jennifer is a dual qualified solicitor - Scotland and England & Wales. She has specialised in employment law, with a focus on contentious cases since for over 20 years. She joined Doyle Clayton in 2004 and became a partner in 2006.

Jennifer acts for companies and senior individuals and advises on all aspects of employment law. She has particular experience in advising financial and media sector businesses as well as the legal, retail and charity sectors. She is an experienced Employment Tribunal advocate. Her main areas of interest are business reorganisations, TUPE, bonus disputes, discrimination and disputes regarding post termination restrictions.  Jennifer is passionate about securing the best possible outcome for clients irrespective of the issue in play. Clients find her pragmatic, responsive and a clear communicator. Opponents find her tenacious but sensible. Recent work includes - High Court litigation regarding TUPE, post termination restrictions and garden leave, advising a global business on the closure of its UK customer service function and outsourcing the function overseas and negotiating exit terms for the outgoing Chief Executive of a PLC. 


Recent news and articles include


Events spoken at include

  • Mental health management at work (in association with Grespi) - parts 1, 2 and 3 
  • Wellness in the workplace: the benefits of keeping your employees mentally healthy


Experience and qualifications

  • Qualified in Scotland in December 1998
  • Qualified in England and Wales in January 2006
  • Specialist in Employment Law since 1997

Professional memberships

  • Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Committee Member of the Scottish Employment Law Group (having been Secretary of that Group for 12 years)
  • London Central Employment Tribunal Users Group
  • Employment Appeal Tribunal Users Group


Jennifer is also a member of the Hub, a group of specialist niche law firms.

“Steely but sensible.”

Legal 500 Guide 2016

“Steely but sensible.” Legal 500 Guide 2016
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