Naylah is an experienced employment and commercial litigator representing both businesses and individuals, regularly dealing with claims in the High Court, County Court and Employment Tribunals.
In her Employment practice she deals with Employment Tribunal claims for employers and for all level of employees. She also works closely with Human Resources professionals providing advice and support in relation to employee management. In non-contentious matters Naylah has an extensive background in transactional work, TUPE and other employment aspects of corporate restructures.
For individuals, Naylah advises senior executives during contract negotiations into new roles and in relation to exits and settlements, and is particularly experienced in negotiating high value settlement or severance packages.
Naylah’s Commercial practice includes a wide range of litigation matters, and she particularly specialises in :
- enforceability of restrictive covenants and remedies for breach
- obtaining and defending injunctions
- shareholder disputes
- boardroom disputes
- disputes between those who have tripartite status as Directors, shareholders and employees
- deadlocked companies
- bonus claims; and
- disputes involving remuneration packages typical in the Financial sector.
There is often an international element to Naylah’s matters, such as cross-border jurisdictional issues or advice to businesses with international interests. She regularly advises clients on strategy and resolution of contentious situations including negotiating and resolving disputes without recourse to litigation.
She speaks English, Arabic and Portuguese.
Naylah is a UK Legal 500 2020 and 2021 Recommended Lawyer within ‘Commercial Litigation’ and ‘Employment: Employers and Senior Executives’. She has also been recommended in previous editions of the Legal 500 and noted as being a ‘polished professional’ with a ‘superb mind’ and having ‘strong experience handling challenging situations’
In the UK Legal 500 2020 edition Naylah is described as being ‘a thoughtful, conscientious lawyer, with a very broad knowledge base: her technical legal abilities are excellent’.
In the Legal 500 2021 edition testimonials provided:
‘Naylah Hamour a very charming yet steely operator who goes the extra mile to deliver the best possible result for her clients.’
‘Naylah Hamour is a remarkable lawyer. Endlessly tenacious, energetic and able to use her deep legal knowledge creatively. Gets startlingly good results for her clients.’
‘Naylah Hamour is an astute tactician who combines an empathetic manner with a commercial approach. Her sensible advice and quiet confidence provided me with the support I needed and the result I wanted during a stressful time for me.’
‘Naylah Hamour was incredibly supportive and knowledgeable at a difficult time in my life.’
‘She is able to efficiently deal with complicated commercial and employment matters.’
Naylah is based in our Wigmore Street, West End office.
Qualifications and Experience
Naylah has an LLB (Hons) from Kings College London and an LPC from the College of Law. She qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and has practised in Employment law since qualification.