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Nathan Combes

Senior Associate Solicitor

Nathan is a Senior Associate based out of our York office. He has specialised in employment law for over 12 years and acts for a range of employers and individuals based in Yorkshire and beyond.

Nathan's employment law expertise has been recognised by The Legal 500 UK and he has been described by clients as "a first class employment lawyer" whose "understanding of human nature" means that he is often able to second guess an opponent's next move and factor that into his advice.

Nathan has a particular interest in contentious employment law cases (including dismissals, whistleblowing and restrictive covenant litigation) and is increasingly instructed by clients to advise in relation to the employment law issues arising out of the use and misuse of social media.

Career Milestones

  • 1996 Graduated from the University of Sheffield
  • 2002 Qualified as a Solicitor
  • 2011 Joined Lupton Fawcett
  • 2014 Promoted to Senior Associate
  • 2017 Awarded ILM Exceptional Trainer Certificate

What Others Say

Nathan is a first class employment lawyer as he not only has detailed legal knowledge but he is very much in touch with human nature. This is beneficial for a number of reasons: He recognises your own personality type and typical tendencies for irrational behaviour and so subtly guides you to a more sensible solution! His understanding of human nature also means that his predictions regarding the "other sides" next move is typically correct and as such has generally taken it into account with his advice! - Anon

Nathan has an incisive ability to grasp complex situations and quickly assess the way forward. He took ownership and instilled confidence with his calm approach. A very, very knowledgeable individual and a genuinely nice bloke. Five star recommendation from me. - Anon

I'm not sure it is at all appropriate to say that it has been a pleasure working with you on this as to be fair it wasn't that pleasurable! Never the less I have never questioned the confidence you have inspired and our firm commitment to secure your support in all future legal matters. Thank you sincerely for all of your efforts. You made a difficult process infinitely less stressful than it may have been. - Anon

Nathan is sensible with his billings too which in my experience is very rare for a lawyer and he genuinely sees the bigger picture within a relationship. I could see no reason why I would ever require employment advice from anyone else! - Kristien Esser, Managing Director, Guided Solutions & Gateway Talent Management

I cannot recommend Nathan highly enough. Throughout the course of my case I found Nathan to be efficient, thorough, professional and creative. He was also supportive and compassionate during what was a very difficult time for me. Needless to say that the Tribunal found in our favour. - Anon

Excellent and practical advice. I was impressed by how he understood the issue and was able to put himself in my shoes. Highly recommended! - Virginia Phillips, Director and Owner, Red Oyster Limited

Nathan was able to bring to a successful conclusion a difficult settlement which could have been avoided had I had his knowledge of this area of employment law. He has also been able to advise me on other matters in his personal and friendly manner. - Mike Shingler, Owner, Care Micro Systems Ltd

I wanted to say big big thanks for recommending Nathan to help me with my settlement agreement. He has been great and very helpful indeed. I would not hesitate recommending him to other people. - Anon

Thank you Nathan and can I say how impressed I was with your approach and detail, it made the whole process as easy as it can be - Anon

Professional Societies

  • Employment Lawyers' Association

When not at work

Nathan's chief pastime is photography and he regularly scours EBay, charity shops and auction houses looking for vintage cameras and photography related paraphernalia. He is also a stalwart Arsenal fan and real ale aficionado.

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