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Nic Elliott

Director & Solicitor - Head of Dispute Resolution & Employment Group

Nic is a Director and heads up the Dispute Resolution and Employment Group which includes our Employment, Litigation and Insolvency Teams.

Nic regularly advises on a wide range of employment issues including the exit of senior employees and general advice on day to day employee relations.

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Nic deals with a broad range of employment law issues towards the contentious end of the spectrum. He regularly advises SME businesses and several larger household names.

He advises on the exit of senior employees and directors, complex sickness absence issues and provides general advice on day to day employee relations.

Nic also runs employee-related investigations, including fraud, discrimination, whistleblowing and grievances. He has a background in psychology and is trained in cognitive interviewing. He also trains internal investigators to conduct investigations taking into account the special risks caused by the employment relationship.

Nic spent time seconded to the HR department of a global retail bank advising on employee relations matters. During that time he ran many bespoke projects designed to increase efficiency and save cost and advised on business protection.

Nic has experience advising clients from SMEs to major corporates in a variety of sectors including retail, further education, and information technology.

He joined Actons in 2012 after 8 years at the international law firm, Wragge & Co (now Gowling WLG). He has specialised in employment law since qualifying as a solicitor in 2006.

"‘Very personable’ practice head Nic Elliott, also leads the employee investigation team which handles large-scale investigations, in particular regarding fraud, whistleblowing and harassment."
The Legal 500 2018 (Employment)
"Actons have worked with Leicester College on employment matters for a number of years. They have a good understanding of our needs as an employer, the work we do and the environment within which we operate. The advice they provide is unfailingly prompt, practical and clear about the actions we need to take and the potential risks for the College. When needed Actons have successfully and effectively represented the College in dealing with Employment Tribunal and other claims."
Rod Wood, Director of Human Resources at Leicester College
Nic was able to answer all of our questions in a comprehensive manner and was very informative.
R Ford
"Nic is an exceptional lawyer with fantastic people skills. He was able to quickly get under the skin of our business, challenge us on how things should be structured legally and delivered documentation that is effective and simple to understand. He brings a wealth of large corporate experience and can apply it to your business whether you are an SME or a larger corporate. I can't ever see us needing to look elsewhere for our employment law needs."
Jonathan English, Managing Director – Skeleton
Actons advise on a wide range of employment and HR issues for owner-managed businesses and SMEs, as well as household name clients such as Iceland Foods and Bistrot Pierre. The team's key strengths include advising on Employment Tribunals, absence management and providing training. James Symons, who was promoted to director, is 'friendly, calm and incredibly knowledgeable'. Practice head Nic Elliott is an 'engaging partner' and maintains a strong 'rapport' with his clients.
The Legal 500 2021: Employment

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