Nina Holmes

Nina Holmes

Solicitor
Employment & Immigration

Nina joined Capital in October 2018 and qualified as a Solicitor in our Employment and Immigration team in March 2021.

During her training contract, Nina was seconded to the in-house legal team at The Royal Mint, working on a wide range of commercial agreements and intellectual property queries.

Nina currently spearheads Capital Law’s pro bono initiative, which allows trainees to engage with the pro bono community by providing guidance and support to students who volunteer at the University of South Wales (USW) Legal Advice Clinic. Nina’s interest in pro bono work stems from her involvement in the Legal Advice Clinic whilst she was a student at USW.

Nina also supports and contributes towards Capital’s Welsh Law initiative, which promotes awareness of devolution and its impact on business in Wales.

I would like to say how grateful I am to Capital Law for helping me achieve the desired outcome in my constructive unfair dismissal claim against my previous employer. Nina is an excellent communicator and the deadlines for each aspect of the process were clearly laid out from the start. I really felt that Nina was my advocate as she had a clear grasp on what had happened to me. I was very impressed with Nina’s attention to detail throughout and how readily available she was to discuss issues by email and telephone. I would like to thank Nina for her hard work and professionalism, which ultimately achieved a settlement that I was happy with.”

BMA Member

  • Drafting and reviewing a range of employment-related documents including employment contracts and company policies.
  • Preparing for and attending an Employment Tribunal hearing on behalf of an individual in a claim for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.
  • Drafting and providing advice on settlement agreements at varying levels of complexity.
  • Successfully assisting companies in making their sponsor licence applications and supporting them with their ongoing compliance obligations.
  • Providing ad-hoc advice to businesses concerning their right to work checking obligations, as well as the general management and use of the Sponsorship Management System for registered sponsors.
  • Preparing and delivering training to HR and management teams on employment and business immigration-related issues.
  • Providing advice to HR and managers regarding ongoing grievance and disciplinary processes.
  • Benchmarking and job evaluations
  • Business Immigration (UK in-bound)
  • Business Immigration training
  • Conducting employment investigations
  • Disciplinaries and grievances
  • Discrimination
  • Dismissals
  • Effective investigations, disciplinary and appeals training
  • Employment policies and procedures
  • Employment Tribunal litigation
  • General HR advice
  • Settlement agreements

Career

  • Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (Mar 2021 – present)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (Sep 2019 – Mar 2021)
  • Trainee Solicitor (Secondment), The Royal Mint Limited (Jan 2020 – Sep 2020)
  • Paralegal, Capital Law Limited (Oct 2018 – Aug 2019)

Education

  • University of South Wales, First Class Honours Degree in LL.B (Hons) Legal Practice Exempting (2015 – 2018)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Employment Lawyers’ Association