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Nick Webster

Senior associate solicitor

Nick Webster is a senior associate solicitor in the employment team.

Discrimination Employment

Nick qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and is currently a member of the firm's employment and discrimination team. 

He brought his expertise to the team in February 2013, bringing his experience working as an employment solicitor at a trade union. Nick honed his skills at a prestigious law firm in Cambridge, where he played a pivotal role in establishing and overseeing the firm's status as the region's sole legal aid employment law provider. Since becoming qualified, Nick has generously offered his legal knowledge through Pro Bono work with the Citizens Advice Bureau and The Law Centre Federation.

What the directories say

Nick is a formidable solicitor in the employment space. He has exceptional judgement as well as being bright and an incredible strategist who finds creative ways to pursue his clients' interests.

Chambers and partners 2024

Legal expertise

Nick has experience working on maternity, pregnancy, disability, sex and race discrimination claims, unfair dismissal, restructuring, internal dispute resolution, victimisation and whistleblowing. In 2018, he successfully represented a disabled man in a case that was considered a ‘landmark’ judgment due to its significant impact on disability rights. He has worked with employees from diverse sectors, such as the civil service, NHS, and banking industry. Nick gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee’s inquiry into Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which was quoted in its report, published in July 2019. Nick graduated from Sheffield University in 2005 before attending Nottingham Law School.

What clients say

“Nick's legal skills were excellent, but I was also very grateful for his empathy and concern. The result with … is outstanding, and one which no-one had anticipated. The … Union can't believe the result, as their own lawyers had decided the situation was hopeless! It shows how Nick's insight into the complexities of the matter put us on solid footing so that we stood a very real chance of winning. Nick kept me going just at the point I was ready to give up, and the way he stepped in at that time won the case. I'm so pleased we did!”

"Thank you for being supportive throughout my case. I will never forget that day when I first walked into your office and found tremendous help and support. Thank you so very much, your hard work has been appreciated."

"Unfamiliar with the legal approach to this event, I was delighted with the service, measured and timely advice provided by Nick. It was clear that this advice was provided in the context of your wealth of experience of case studies and this communicated further a sound appreciation and confidence in the ‘left and right’ turns that clearly arise. My genuine thanks."

"I just wanted to thank you so much for all the help you gave me, which was over and above the norm in these matters and for that I will be forever grateful. I have had experience with many solicitors … and I had lost all my trust, until I went to your firm."

Kim's story

With Nick Webster's help, Kim Beaney won an Employment Tribunal case against Highways England for sexual harassment, direct discrimination, and discriminatory dismissal. Check out Kim's story in the video below.


Nick Webster in the news

Nick has recently reviewed and contributed to Practical Law's Civil Discrimination Practice Note.

Landmark court ruling over leisure club’s inaccessible swimming pool Disability News Service 14.6.18

Tesco pay out £3,000 race discrimination claim after shopper is stopped and searched Telegraph 3.5.16

Remission fees ELA Briefing May 2014

Nick contributed to the Employment Lawyers Association Response to MoJ Consultation on Fee Remissions in the Courts and Tribunals in May 2013, and the Employment Lawyers Association Response to the Work, Health and Disability Consultation in January 2017.

Nick has recorded a podcast on Employment Tribunal Fees. He is co-author of the firm's Guide to bringing an Employment Tribunal claim and also contributed to the firm's Guide for disabled football fans.

What the directories say

Nick Webster is an incredible lawyer with judgment and negotiation skills that are second to none.

Legal 500 2024