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Nikita Sonecha


T: 01865 792 300 (DDI)
T: 01865 264 012

Nikita is an associate in our Employment & HR team, based in our Oxford office.

About Nikita

Nikita is an experienced employment lawyer specialising in employment law and HR issues, education, restructuring /redundancies, data protection and GDPR, including providing GDPR seminars to businesses.

Prior to joining Royds Withy King, Nikita worked for SA Law LLP in London and Clarkslegal LLP in Reading.

Drawing on Nikita’s extensive and broad range of employment law and HR experience,  she has been outsourced to various HR teams to successfully deliver high quality services and complex projects, ranging from major organisation restructures to facilitating disciplinary processes. Nikita is passionate about staff engagement and people management excellence, and strives to support organisations to be successful in these areas.

Work highlights

  • acted for a university in relation to a restructure, including a pooling exercise, selection methods, communications and appeal; preparing all the letters and provided ongoing advice
  • acted for a food manufacturer in relation to a restructure including preparing a strategic business case and managing communication. Nikita handled employee exits by way of protected conversations and advised HR in relation to process and settlement discussions.
  • acted for a College as external HR, combining HR knowledge with legal experience. In this role, Nikita took her ’employment lawyer hat’ off and acted as external HR in relation to ill health management process and carrying out meetings.


Nikita is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and a Committee Member of the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Junior Lawyers Division – Diversity and Inclusion Secretary.


Outside of work Nikita enjoys playing netball, enjoys travelling and relaxing at spas.

I am always keen to make a real difference and genuinely care about the work I do. I am commercially minded, flexible and self motivated with a strong client focus and have highly developed interpersonal skills to enable me to work with staff of all levels.

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