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Peter Nicholson

Solicitor, Employment
0116 242 1268

Peter joined the firm in May 2015 and is a Solicitor in the Employment Department.  He advises businesses and individuals on a wide range of employment and LLP/partnership law issues.

Peter has extensive experience of Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court litigation. He advises on complex cases involving departures, restrictive covenants, breach of contract, discrimination and whistleblowing. He also has a wealth of experience advising on non-contentious matters.

Peter trained and qualified in London and worked at a leading City employment practice before joining Spearing Waite. He writes regularly for leading legal publications.


Philosophical belief discrimination: ‘public service was improperly wasteful of money’ (Discrimination Law Association Briefing 794, July 2016)

Disparity alone did not constitute indirect discrimination (Discrimination Law Association Briefing 778, March 2016)

Compulsory retirement (Discrimination Law Association Briefing 767, November 2015)

Philosophical belief discrimination (Discrimination Law Association Briefing 755, July 2015)

Bonuses in the spotlight (The Lawyer, March 2015)

Compulsory retirement of cricket umpires aged 65 was not discriminatory (The Lawyer, March 2015)

Disputes between LLPs and members (Employment Lawyers Association Briefing, March 2015)

Caste discrimination (Discrimination Law Association Briefing 743, March 2015)

Member departures (Managing Partner, January 2015)

Reasonable adjustments: no duty to employees associated with disabled people (Discrimination Law Association Briefing 725, November 2014)

Determining an employee’s disability (SIA Forward, August 2014)

‘Something more’ required – shifting the burden of proof  (Discrimination Law Association Briefing 717, July 2014)

Employment law and financial regulation (Financier Worldwide, May 2013)

Interests: Family and all sport (particularly football, rugby, cricket and golf)

Favourite Sport: Football (playing and watching)

Favourite Teams:  Leicester City and Leicester Tigers

Desert Island:

Book: Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

Record: Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

Film: Back to the Future

Luxury Item: Wind-up radio

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