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Nicky Cranfield

Head of Employment




What do you do for your clients at Ignition Law? 

I provide advice on a wide range of employment law topics to both employers and senior executives. I have experience advising on the whole spectrum of issues and documentation that are intrinsic to the employment lifecycle: from preparing and advising on employment contracts, consultancy agreements and policies, via dealing with disciplinary, grievance, discrimination, performance, sickness and other day-to-day people issues, all the way through to managing employee terminations and senior executive exits, including the drafting and review of settlement agreements, as well as conducting and defending claims in the Employment Tribunal. I can also assist in relation to business reorganisations and redundancies and provide advice on TUPE in business transfers and outsourcings.

What gets me out of bed in the morning

Usually one or both of my two boisterous young sons! Beyond that, I am motivated by working with great businesses and finding solutions to the challenges that face my clients.

An entrepreneur I admire

Justine Roberts is CEO of Mumsnet, which she co-founded in 2000, believing in the power of social media, even in the pre-Facebook and Twitter era. She identified a need for parents to be able to connect with others to seek advice and support, and she persevered for many years to transform that idea into a profitable business that is now 20 years old and as relevant now as it was back then.

What would you put on your Ignition Law playlist or bookshelf?

I love to read, so my bookshelves at home are overflowing and my Kindle is jam packed too, mainly with modern fiction but with some non-fiction in the mix too. My favourite book is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

A social cause I care about is

I am a trustee for a local charity called PATA, which supports the development of high quality, accessible early years childcare for all. Having two young children myself, I am closely aligned to PATA’s vision that all children should be able to benefit from positive experiences of childcare, play, development, and learning so that they can reach their full potential.

Fine Print

Key practices



University of Leeds and BPP Law School

Legal roles

Eversheds Sutherland LLP, Fox Williams LLP, Konexo


Employment Lawyers Association

Other interests

Spending time with my family, which usually involves some energetic activities to tire out the kids: be that bike riding, puddle jumping and trampolining at home, or fun on the beach or the slopes when we are on holiday – we don’t sit still much! So the perfect antidote is to relax with a glass of red wine and a good book once the kids are in bed.

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