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Nicole Tovey


Nicole Tovey, Employment Law Solicitor, Martin Searle Solicitors

‘‘I deal with a large number of Settlement Agreements on behalf of a wide range of employees and work hard to get the best results for all of my clients.”



I am a solicitor in the Employment Team, based at our Brighton and Hove and Gatwick and Crawley offices. I have a wide range of experience which includes advising on Settlement Agreements, unfair dismissal, pregnancy and maternity discrimination and disability discrimination.

Before joining Martin Searle Solicitors, I worked for a commercial law firm in Tunbridge Wells and more recently as an in-house legal adviser for a wholesale jewellery company. I was also a volunteer specialist.


I have particular expertise in:

  • Drafting employment contracts and staff handbooks, to include ensuring that they comply with current legislation
  • Grievance & disciplinary procedures, redundancy policies, maternity and family friendly matters
  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal claims
  • All types of discrimination claims
  • Disputes concerning employment status and restrictive covenants
  • Resolving bonus disputes
  • Negligent/defamatory employment references.


I represent directors, employees and employers. I pride myself on providing pragmatic advice to best achieve my clients’ desired outcome.


I graduated from Central Sussex College with a Distinction in Business & Finance and from Brunel University with a Degree in Law. I later went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford. I qualified in August 2005 and I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Other experience

As well as providing advice on Employment Law issues, I have experience in dealing with a range of legal matters, to include contractual disputes, building disputes, debt actions, Landlord and Tenant disputes, boundary disputes and general litigation claims.

In addition, I have worked at a senior level within our family business, managing staff and dealing with all contractual and legal obligations.

I have a life too

I enjoy jogging, spin classes and horse riding. I also enjoy trips out to the theatre and regularly take my little girls out to see new shows. Family time is important to me as is socialising with my friends and so I strive to achieve a good work-life balance.

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