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Nick Hine

“Up front. Honest. Responsive. Knowledgeable.” — Partner and owner of law firm
Nick is currently sailing the world on his yacht 'Stormbird'.  However, his former team are still at Constantine Law and his clients and any work referred is being professionally handled by the team at Constantine Law.  Initial contact should be made to:
Ben Payne ( or 
Zahra Mahmood (

Nick has specialised in employment law for nearly 30 years and having been in top 100 law firms, ran his own employment law boutique for ten years.


Nick began his career in merchant banking, and then served as a Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police for seven years. During this time Nick completed a law degree and then qualified as a Barrister (1990). Nick then transferred to being a Solicitor, and brings this significant and diverse experience to the benefit of his clients. Nick is a Solicitor Advocate and has years of experience in litigating in the Employment Tribunal and High Court .

Nick provides clear, commercial, practical and direct advice – no legal jargon yet in a personable and user-friendly way. He finds out what outcome you are looking for and agrees with you the most practical and straightforward way to achieve it. His clients come to him for help with strategy and growing their businesses, not just when things go wrong. His client’s value his opinion on the recommended course of action and he does not sit on the fence.

Nick advises small to large businesses on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues and also advises Partners, Partnerships and LLP’s. This includes maximising the protections for the business through contracts and policies and enforcing those restrictions when breached, including obtaining injunctions in the High Court. He provides day to day support to resolve problems, advises on restructures and redundancies, disciplinary and grievances, TUPE, whistleblowing and the full range of discrimination issues. He often advises on how to remove difficult employees.


His clients come from a range of sectors and industries, enabling him to bring knowledge acquired in one industry sector and apply it imaginatively in another.

Nick also advises senior executives and directors on negotiating contracts when joining and maximising their exits when leaving.

Nick is a keen sailor and a Yachtmaster (has sailed the Atlantic), a skier (described by an Austrian as “not bad for an Englishman”) and also enjoys golf, photography, networking and fine wine. Nick has four children and a house in Italy and enjoys all things Italian!


Nick has the ability to put people at their ease when they are faced with contentious and challenging employment issues and to find clear and practicable ways of helping them find solutions.


Working with Nick is an absolute pleasure. Nick’s experience and technical knowledge is excellent and I would have no problem in endorsing him or his company.


I have known Nick for over ten years and I have hired him more than once. I remain consistently in admiration of his skill, competence and genuine desire to help his client. Nick is a commercially minded, thinking and pragmatic lawyer. He will think out of the box and, above all , is a good listener. He will not tell you what you want to hear if it is not in your best interests. A fine lawyer.


Nick gets the job done correctly, the first time. He is an exceptional attorney and advisor, and is a very adept negotiator. I highly recommend Nick without reservation.


Nick is a very competent lawyer who understands a business’s need for practical employment law. I have no hesitation referring clients and client employees to Nick for expert advice.


I have worked with Nick over a number of years where he has provided consistent professional and timely legal support. His approach is highly solutions focussed allowing us to resolve complex disputes quickly and cost effectively. I would highly recommend Nick to anyone requiring business focussed and practical legal services.
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