Nia Evans Solicitor
Nia is a Solicitor in the Employment, Pensions, Benefits and Immigration Team. She advises a broad range of clients in relation to all aspects of employment law in both the public and private sectors.
Main areas of practice
Nia primarily undertakes work relating to day to day employment matters including settlement agreements, the drafting and review of employment policies and procedures, contracts of employment, advising on dismissals and appeals, providing general guidance and conducting legal research.
She also has experience of Tribunal work, acting for clients at the Employment Tribunal on a wide range of claims including issues arising under the Equality Act 2010, unfair dismissal, Working Time Regulations, TUPE and unlawful deduction from wages.
- Regularly advised public and private sector clients on the impact of changes in the law regarding holiday pay calculations.
- Recently provided advice on proposed industrial action against a client by a Trade Union. This involved advising on the legitimacy of the ballot, notices, process and practical advice for the client in managing the dispute and any impact on the business and workforce.
- Assisted the corporate team in relation in to a large scale due diligence exercise for a client selling a UK wide business.
- Assists with the preparation and delivery of in-house employment law training sessions for clients and the wider HR audience.
Articles by Nia
Carrying out a fair disciplinary procedure is essential for avoiding unfair dismissal claims and the right to be accompanied is a key element of establishing fairness.
Managing dismissals fairly is not always straightforward as can be seen from some recent EAT decisions that have considered the tricky issues of dismissal for gross misconduct and misconduct where there had been no previous disciplinary warnings.
Related Knowledge & Resources
New Corporate Governance rules from January this year affect not just quoted companies, but companies with more than 250 employees, with an increased requirement for directors to report on on a variety of matters.
Matthew Smith discusses a recent Supreme Court decision that confirmed a common-sense approach to the meaning of ‘unfavourable treatment’ under section 15 of the Equality Act 2010.
A recent Court of Appeal decision provides useful guidance for employers and held that there is no breach of the implied term of trust and confidence where there is reasonable and proper cause to suspend an employee from work pending investigations.
Do you have conflict in the workplace that takes up your valuable time and has a damaging effect on team performance?
Blake Morgan is one of the few larger law firms that offer an immigration compliance audit service. We are well placed to do so, drawing on our immigration and commercial expertise.