Jayme Nicholson

Jayme is a Partner and Head of our Employment team

About Jayme

Jayme is Head of our Employment team and is rated by legal directories as being ‘very knowledgeable’ and ‘very commercial in her thinking.’

She provides commercially-focused, industry-specific advice to employers, working with HR professionals and boards to proactively minimise the risk of litigation.  Her clients have ranged from senior executives to multinational corporations.

Jayme also has extensive experience of the employment aspects of corporate transactions including company and business sales and purchases, MBOs and mergers.

Jayme is recognised as a Leading Individual by the Legal 500.  She has been praised for being “the stand-out lawyer; she is approachable, pragmatic and engaging and able to get to the crux of the issue quickly and provide an understandable solution’

Her particular specialisms are:

  • Employment status, self-employment advisory work and IR35 reviews
  • Advising on restructuring programmes and redundancies
  • Exit negotiations and settlement agreements
  • Enforcing confidentiality and post-termination restrictions

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Govt Announces an End to Coronavirus Restrictions

By: Jayme Nicholson

I suppose time will tell.  But certainly there will be mixed feelings about the announcement, both optimism and nervousness.

For employers, there are already concerns as to how to “live with covid” as against the duty to provide a safe working environment.  From 1 April, covid tests will no longer be...

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Employees in Quarantine – What Can We Do?

By: Jayme Nicholson

The Department for Transport (DfT) announced that anyone arriving in the UK from any part of Spain now has to quarantine for 14 days.  Individuals arriving back to the UK must go straight home and their 14 day isolation period starts the day after their arrival day.  During that time,...

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COVID -19 – FAQs

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What you have said about working with Jayme...

Jayme Nicholson is extremely approachable and is always able to provide the advice I am looking for. She is also very good at spotting an opportunity to bring my skill-set into the mix.

Jayme is personable yet professional. She appreciates that our business operates in the real world and that no HR situation is entirely text book. Jayme has always given us timely, accurate and complete advice and has helped us develop our Human Resources department in a proactive way. I am always happy to recommend Kitsons as a firm and am regularly heard singing Jayme's praises. In short she helps to make my professional life easier and my business better. (Emma Trebble, Trucksmith)

Jayme has incredible empathy for us as clients. This is unlike solicitors we have met and used in the past who don’t understand the difference between the legal world and real life.

Jayme was very understanding and explained everything in a clear and concise manner. I was kept up to date as the matter progressed and would definitely recommend Kitsons to friends and family.