Employment disputes have wide ranging implications. My approach is to give balanced and strategic advice to achieve the best outcomes for my clients.
Get to know Nayo
I qualified as a solicitor in 2012. I act for clients to bring a range of claims for discrimination and unfair dismissal, including claims relating to redundancy, alleged gross misconduct, and ill health or performance. I provide guidance to employees undergoing disciplinary and grievance procedures; and I advise employees who've been unfairly treated, harassed, or victimised in the workplace.
I take a strategic approach to negotiating settlements on behalf of my clients. In 2022, I settled 14 claims in one day representing total compensation for my clients in the value of £832,468.
Reaching a settlement for my clients is something I've found extremely rewarding throughout my career. I've represented a claimant in a case involving serious allegations of racial discrimination and harassment which had a favourable outcome for the client.
I've also represented a claimant in a disability discrimination case that settled by judicial mediation with a mutually agreed termination of the claimant’s employment on the terms that the claimant was seeking.
Another highlight would be advising 28 employees collectively and individually on the terms and effect of their proposed settlement agreements over the course of 3 days.
I'm listed in the Legal 500, 2022 edition as a ‘key lawyer’.
Nayo provided the clarity that I needed and strength to deal with the circumstances I was faced with. Client testimonial for Nayo Kirkpatrick
I have had a case with West Midlands Police, whereby I was arrested (in 2018), I strongly believe, unlawfully. I cannot thank Slater & Gordon enough for their support with this matter, and in particular Nayo Kirkpatrick, who has been professional, friendly and extremely knowledgeable throughout. Client testimonial for Nayo Kirkpatrick
Can I take this opportunity, to thank you for your professionalism, patience and understanding in bringing this ongoing claim to a satisfactory conclusion. The way that you have conducted yourself and progressed these matters in the last few months has been extremely impressive, so many thanks for that it, is much appreciated Client testimonial for Nayo Kirkpatrick
I can’t not begin to thank Nayo and the team involved in my case. Thank you so much for the time and hours you taken to prepare the case gather and process all the information and the support through everything. The last 2 and a bit years Nayo has been very approachable and even the most silly question I felt I had he was always happy to answer. I believe this helped with my confidence in the case and presenting this to the final outcome. Thank you very very much Nayo and team. Client testimonial for Nayo Kirkpatrick