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
What should you consider when paying out life assurance benefits – and what are the implications if you get it wrong? Adrian Lamb, Legal Director in our Pensions and Benefits team considers the issues involved for employers and trustees.
How can employers avoid treating employees unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of their disability?
The Court of Appeal has held that a whistleblower's colleagues can be personally liable for dismissal-related detriments and the losses flowing from the dismissal.
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.