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Nathalie Stewart

Partner

“Employment law is so vast now and I keep abreast daily of changes and case decisions. Clients want answers and guidance to their 'how to' and 'what if' queries, and I see it as my job to provide that advice quickly and to take them through the necessary procedure with the least fuss possible.”

About Nathalie…

Nathalie attended South Hunsley School in Melton before graduating with a 2:1 in Jurisprudence at Oxford University. She then went on to complete her Legal Practice Course in Nottingham. Nathalie has previously worked in London at the Law Commission and Pricewaterhouse Coopers before returning to Hull.  She undertook her training at Myer Wolff solicitors, where she went on to become Head of Litigation and Employment for a period of 5 years before joining Gosschalks in 2014.  Nathalie was promoted to Partner in 2017.

“My role is to sort the problem and keep the litigation process as straightforward as possible. Communication is the key with clients, and knowing that I am a phone call away can provide the reassurance and answers needed by the client.”

Nathalie is an experienced litigator and employment solicitor. She has undertaken advocacy at the Employment Tribunal and County Court in respect of employment disputes. Her focus is on specialist disputes between employers and employees that are undertaken at the County Court, such as breach of covenants, breach of confidentiality or negligent claims. She has also undertaken a wide range of cases for Respondents and Claimants in respect of dismissal, redundancy, discrimination and whistleblowing claims.

In respect of litigation, Nathalie acts in bespoke areas for complex civil litigation matters and clients.  She has undertaken a range of personal injury claims involving serious injuries involving significant future care and fatal accident cases.  She also specialises in High Court contentious probate cases involving disputes over wills or Inheritance Act claims.  She also undertakes ownership of property disputes between parties who are unmarried or not in a civil partnership

“My number one piece of advice for employers is to keep good documentary evidence, especially in relation to situations where they may need to take action in the future. Evidence is so important in dismissal cases where the burden of proof lies with the employer, and failure to properly prove the reasons for dismissal decisions risks bigger costs and pay-outs”.

Nathalie has dealt with high value claims and has appeared in the media on several occasions in relation to these.

Other roles:

  • Secretary of Hull Law Society
  • Vice Chair of Hull & East Yorkshire Mind, mental health charity
  • Was President of Hull Incorporated Law Society for: 2016/17  

 

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