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Nick Singer

42 Bedford Row

Nick graduated with an MA Hons in History from Cambridge University in 2003. He then did the law conversion course at City University followed by the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law where he was rated in the top 15% of the year. His legal career training began at 42 Bedford Row Chambers where he was offered a permanent place. He remains a member of Chambers.

During his career he has advised and represented start-ups, Small and Medium Enterprises and some of the country’s largest employers including several large retailers, a large bank, a university, a nationwide delivery company and numerous local authorities. He has also advised and represented a wide variety of Claimants in a number of sectors including law, education, medicine and the public sector.

He supplies extensive written and face to face advice to clients, attends disciplinary hearings and high value negotiations many of which have settled for large six figure sums. He has also attended hundreds of Tribunal hearings, including many very complex multi-day trials.


What to expect when attending an employment tribunal?

20 December 2019
What happens during an employment tribunal?

Discrimination arising out of a disability, is this something difficult to prove or establish?

27 November 2018
It really just depends on the facts and sometimes it's so obvious that everyone agrees and accepts it and you just argue about the justification but at other times it can be extremely difficult.

Discrimination arising out of a disability, do you need a comparator?

13 November 2018
Do you need to have a comparator in cases like these?

Can unfavourable treatment be justified?

30 October 2018
Discrimination for something arising out of or as a consequence of a disability?

What are some examples of unfavourable treatment?

23 October 2018
The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal to treat an employee unfavourably for something arising out of a disability.

What are examples of discrimination arising from a disability?

09 October 2018
Discrimination arising from or as a consequence of a disability is a concept which often catches employers out at an employment tribunal and below is a few examples: 1. Dismissing an employee for disability-related absences

What is discrimination arising from disability?

25 September 2018
Discrimination arising out of a disability is where an employer treats their employee unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of that employee’s disability and the employer cannot show that the treatment is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

What are some examples of reasonable adjustments?

18 September 2018
The Equality Act 2010 places an active duty on employers to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the needs of disabled employees.

What reasonable adjustments can you ask for?

04 September 2018
A provision criterion or practice (PCP) is a term used by the legal profession mainly during discrimination cases in the employment tribunal.

Reasonable adjustment temporary or permanent?

28 August 2018
The Equality Act 2010 places a duty on all employers to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to accommodate the needs of their disabled employees and any disabled job applicants

When is a reasonable adjustment unreasonable?

14 August 2018
The employer has a duty to make reasonable adjustments when they have knowledge about their employee's disability.

How do you assess what a reasonable adjustment is?

07 August 2018
Under the Equality Act 2010 an employer has a duty to take make reasonable adjustments when a workplace feature or practice puts a worker or job applicant with a disability at a disadvantage.

What is a reasonable adjustment?

31 July 2018
Reasonable adjustments within the workplace are there to remove and/or minimise the disadvantages experienced by disabled people.

Can you justify disability discrimination?

17 July 2018
Are there occasions when treating someone unlawful because of their disability lawful in an employment tribunal?

What are disbursements?

27 June 2018
This is money that the solicitor has to pay to third parties to help prepare the employment tribunal case. For example, fees for medical or other expert reports.

What is a disability?

12 June 2018
A person is disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantially adverse and long-term effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. In the workplace such activities are taken to include things like using a telephone or computer, interacting with colleagues, following instructions, driving and carrying everyday objects.

How does a barristers chambers work?

29 May 2018
The practice of law in the United Kingdom is divided into two distinct main areas between solicitors and barristers.

Do you need a barrister for an employment tribunal?

22 May 2018
Who can provide representation at an employment tribunal?

What is the difference between a barrister and solicitor

17 May 2018
The basic difference between barristers and solicitors is that a barrister mainly provides the advocacy at the tribunal as well as providing specialist advice and a solicitor mainly performs legal work preparation work in preparation for the tribunal. However, there are exceptions in both cases.

What should I wear at an employment tribunal

06 February 2018
What are employment tribunals and what do they do?

What is a Silk, in the English legal system?

30 January 2018
A Silk or a Queen's Counsel is an eminent lawyer usually a barrister who is appointed by the Queen to be one of "Her Majesty's Counsel learned in the law."

What is the difference between a barrister and a QC?

16 January 2018
What is a Barrister? A Barrister generally provides specialist legal advice and advocacy for individual and organisations in Courts and tribunals and through written legal advice.

What is the role of an advocate at an employment tribunal?

09 January 2018
Employment tribunals are an independent body/tribunal which makes decisions in legal disputes between employers and employees on the issues of employment law.
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