The Team

Nick Hanning, FCILEx

Consultant

Nick has a wealth of legal practice, practice management and regulatory experience.

He qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) in 1990 and in 2000 he was one of the small group to qualify as the first ever Legal Executive Advocates and in 2009 was among the first Legal Executives to become a partner in a Solicitors’ Practice.

In practice, Nick specialises in work-related psychiatric injury cases particularly occupational stress claims and those involving bullying, harassment or discrimination. He acted for the Claimant in the seminal House of Lords case of Majrowski -v- Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust which established the principle of vicarious liability of employers under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and also for the Claimant in the largest ever Employment Tribunal award of £4.5 million.

He is a regular lecturer in areas of law affecting Occupational Health predominantly working with the At Work Partnership and was a contributing author of Discrimination Law and Occupational Health Practice (2012)

He helped set up a new practice, Reynolds Williams, in Poole in 2000 and was practice manager (and later COFA) until what was then RWPS LLP merged with Dutton Gregory LLP in October 2014.

He was a CILEx Council Member for 10 years and served as CILEx President for the year 2012-13. He was closely involved in Finance, Legal Services Reform and Judicial Appointments while also working on the successful application for independent Practice Rights.

He has been heavily engaged in the sphere of pro bono; having chaired the ILEX Pro Bono Forum between 2007 and 2010 he also chaired CILEx Pro Bono Trust from 2011 to 2018. He currently chairs the South West Legal Support Trust and is a Trustee of the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

He is a member of the Civil Justice Council Working Party on Access to Justice for Litigants in Person and the Litigant in Person Judicial Engagement Group advising on the implementation of the Civil Justice Reforms and served on the Bach Commission on Access to Justice.