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Edward is a partner in the Employment team and has over 18 years' specialist experience in employment law. He leads a team of specialist employment lawyers.

Edward deals with all aspects of employment and industrial relations work, including strategic planning, outsourcing and restrictive covenants. He has also prepared and delivered award-winning bespoke employment law training nationally. He conducts his own advocacy and regularly represents clients in Employment Tribunals throughout the country which has included hearings of up to 20 days in length. He has also represented clients at the Employment Appeal Tribunals in London and Scotland.

Edward has extensive knowledge of:

  • the transport sector, having advised household name bus, coach and haulage companies throughout the country;
  • the healthcare sector, having advised several NHS Foundation Trusts, a Primary Care Trust, an Ambulance Trust and a domiciliary care services provider


Edward’s experience includes:

  • Successfully defending a discrimination claim at an Employment Tribunal hearing which was listed for 20 days;
  • Successfully defending an Employment Tribunal discrimination claim valued at over £2 million;
  • Successfully representing a Chief Executive in a claim of constructive unfair dismissal against one of the largest private equity companies in the world;
  • Closing the final salary pension scheme of a Plc;
  • Successfully preventing calls for industrial action by a Trade Union including through obtaining interim injunctions;
  • Advising a multi-channel retailer on a national restructure affecting 5 sites including redundancies and changes to terms and conditions of employment of retained employees;
  • Advising on the outsourcing of a payroll function for over 100,000 employees; and
  • Obtaining an injunction to prevent an ex-employee acting in breach of restrictive covenants.


What people say

  • He has a wealth of knowledge and he extends his availability to ensure our needs are met when they arise.

    Chambers & Partners
  • He is 'fast and friendly, and offers creative solutions'

    Legal 500
  • Edward Nuttman has gained a great deal of experience from advising organisations in the domains of healthcare and transport

    Chambers & Partners
  • Edward is described as 'very able and knowledgeable' who 'takes an intelligent, proactive approach' and is 'prepared to "think outside the box” to obtain the best outcome'.

    Legal 500
  • He takes an intelligent, proactive approach to resolving the client’s issues and is willing to think outside the box in order to obtain the best outcome.

    Chambers & Partners

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