Nic Hart


  • Nic Hart
  • Phone: +44 20 7786 2152

    Import to Address Book

  • Duane Morris
    Citypoint, 16th Floor
    One Ropemaker Street
    London, UK EC2Y 9AW

Nic Hart provides business-focused employment advice and litigation for a range of clients, including high profile venture capital funds. Mr. Hart serves as Managing Partner of the London office. 

Over his career, Mr. Hart has advised on all aspects of UK employment law, including executive dismissal, high-value settlement agreements, complex team moves, as well as injunctions, competition issues, trade union and organized labor disputes and tribunal litigation. In particular, Mr. Hart has extensive experience managing organized labor and trade disputes arising under trade union recognition, and acts for significant manufacturers, upscale professional contracting firms and clients in the logistics sector.

Mr. Hart is a Solicitor Advocate (Civil). He is an experienced trial lawyer, having conducted many trials in the Employment Tribunals and Scottish Employment Tribunals, and contested appeals in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. 

Areas of Practice

  • Employment and Labor Law


  • England and Wales
  • Solicitor Advocate (Civil)


  • Chester College of Law, CPE, 1987
  • Liverpool University, B.A., 1984


  • Duane Morris
    - Partner, 2019-present

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
    - Partner, 2013-2019

  • Davenport Lyons
    - Partner, 2009-2013

  • Clarke Willmott
    - Partner, 2003-2009

  • Slee Blackwell
    - Partner, 1989-2003

Professional Activities

  • Employment Lawyers Association

  • European Employment Association

  • Institute of Employment Rights

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Legal 500 UK, 2015-2019

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, "UK Takes Lead on Gender Equality at G7, Extends Gender Pay Gap Reporting at Home," Duane Morris Alert, March 24, 2021
  • Co-author, "Taxing Times for Construction," Construction Law, May 2020
  • Co-author, "Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Constructive Unfair Dismissal," Steptoe Alert, April 8, 2019

  • Co-author, "Unfavourable Treatment During Maternity Leave – Sending of Email to Inaccessible Email Address," Steptoe Alert, March 13, 2019

  • Co-author, "Confidentiality Clauses – Workplace Harassment and Discrimination," Steptoe Alert, March 6, 2019

  • Co-author, "Asserting a Future Breach of a Statutory Right is Not Enough," Steptoe Alert, February 28, 2019

  • Co-author, "Dismissed Cohabiting Employee Not Directly Discriminated Against Because of Religion," Steptoe Alert, February 20, 2019

  • Co-author, "Ability to Appoint Substitute Can Be Consistent with Being an Employee," Steptoe Alert, January 29, 2019

  • Co-author, "A New Year Update," Steptoe Alert, January 11, 2019

  • Author, "Revolution In the Air?" Steptoe Alert, December 17, 2018

  • Author, "Worker Status: 'Realistic and Worldly Wise' Approach Must Be Taken," Steptoe Alert, December 10, 2018

  • Co-author, "Implied Term Not to Dismiss Employee Entitled to Long-Term Disability Benefits," Steptoe Alert, December 4, 2018

  • Co-author, "The Final Countdown – The EU General Data Protection Regulation," Steptoe Alert, May 17, 2018

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "UK versus US Law on Employment Terminations," Duane Morris Institute (DMi), Webinar, September 23, 2021