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Employment Law Solicitors

At Lanyon Bowdler, we specialise in employment law for employers. Our expert team of lawyers aims to keep our clients’ employment law disputes to a minimum, and when they do arise we aim to ensure they are resolved in a swift and cost-effective manner. 

We don't just sell time; we sell experience, expertise, know-how and results. We will tailor our service, pricing and payment arrangements to suit your business and priorities, whether on a standalone basis or to complement your existing HR capabilities, from anywhere between providing unlimited 24/7 support for a fixed fee to providing “pay as you go” as-required assistance – backed by service level guarantees and, if selected, insurance cover against tribunal costs and awards, at a very competitive premium, through our market leading Axa policy.

To find out more about our LBProtect policy click here.


The 2017 edition of The Legal 500 states "Lanyon Bowdler's 'knowledge or employment law is exceptional'. The team, led by the 'excellent, pragmatic and knowledgeable' John Merry in Telford, attracts praise for its 'fantastic response to queries and invaluable advice'. The Hereford-based William Morse is known for his 'excellent advice and confident approach'. Associate Fabienne McAllister, is 'always on the ball and easy to talk to'."

The 2018 edition of Chambers UK recognises this team as 'Other Noted Firm' for the Midlands and ranks department head John Merry in Band 4, stating 'John Merry of Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors has expertise in TUPE and Employment Tribunal matters. A client says "I am always confident the information I am receiving is accurate and commercially favourable".'

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Employment Law: Our Approach

We approach employment law for employers in the manner that will best suit the client’s requirements. This may mean applying a 'least risk', a commercially practical or an aggressive approach, depending on whether a client’s priority is to minimise exposure to risk, to reach a quick resolution or to discourage further claims of a similar nature.

Whatever your requirements, whether in relation to:

  • the preparation or variation of employment contracts and policies
  • day to day HR enquiries
  • tribunal / court claims
  • internal grievances
  • boardroom disputes
  • addressing issues relating to conduct, performance or attendance
  • terminations
  • redundancies and reorganisations
  • settlement agreements (formerly known as ‘compromise agreements’)
  • equal pay
  • restrictive covenants
  • employee transfers (TUPE)

Our specialist employment lawyers will be happy to assist you.

Seminars and Training

We hold Employment and HR Networking events across Shropshire and in Hereford every spring and autumn, which include presentations on employment law developments and areas of HR practice. To be included on our mailing list, please click here.

We also provide in-house training and presentations to employers and associations.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler

For more information regarding our services, contact us on 0800 652 3371, or complete our enquiry form. We are more than happy to arrange meetings at any of our offices, which are located in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford or at your premises.


For an indicative quote please call 01952 291222 and one our advisers will be able to assist

The Word!Related Testimonials

  • "Great, friendly staff - really approachable and professional. Never pushy!"

    Fairfield High School - Hereford
  • "Prompt, efficient service from all the staff we dealt with"

    Electroservices Ltd - Telford
  • "Everything impressed me about Lanyon Bowdler. The whole process was amazing"

    Mr Hall - London
  • "The service is brilliant, why change anything? I will certainly recommend Lanyon Bowdler in the future"

    Ms Gilbert - Shrewsbury