Employment Law.

Employment Lawyers.

Our lawyers have a wide range of experience providing legal advice for employees and directors across all areas of employment law, including:

  • Redundancy
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Employment contracts
  • Internal grievances
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Boardroom disputes
  • ACAS conciliation
  • Whistleblowing
  • Settlement agreements, or compromise agreements as they were previously known
  • Breaches of restrictive covenants
  • Equal pay
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Unlawful deductions from wages
  • Breach of contract
  • Maternity and paternity rights
  • Employee transfers (known as TUPE)
  • Employment tribunal claims

Key Contact

John Merry is a partner and head of the Employment Department. He advises both employers and employees in connection with employment disputes, tribunal proceedings and appeals and is an experienced advocate.

John Merry
John Merry
Partner
Employment Law for Employers | Employment Law | Leisure & Tourism | Agriculture
Testimonials

What our clients say.

Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

Michael
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I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

Peter Weston
Shrewsbury

All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

Hubert Jones
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An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

Eric
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From start to finish we had excellent service. Friendly, approachable and professional.

Carl Gittins
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Very clear, concise advice and guidance, easy to understand.

Ian Jamieson
Telford

Good service provided throughout with clear communication throughout with all options explored.

Lee

I can thoroughly recommend the highly professional and supportive service received over the last few months.

Heather
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Responsive, supportive, approachable, clear and empathetic.

Lisa Thacker

Professional and prompt communication. Supportive and client focused.

Lisa Thacker
Jennifer M Whittall Ltd

Whenever I have had need to contact Lanyon Bowdler I have always received a fast, concise and friendly response.

Lee Mortimer
UK Case Management

Definitely would use Lanyon Bowdler again if I need the use of a solicitor.

Mark Bowkett
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Smooth and efficient service from very professional firm.

Tim
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We were particularly impressed with the quality of work, the speed and excellent communication.

Allenby Douglas Ltd
Oswestry

Very friendly and approachable. Very good advice

Ivor Brown
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Great Service; Lanyon Bowdler were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

Paul Rowe
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Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

Mr N J & Dr S J Browne
Llanfyllin

Covering the Cost of an Employment Law Dispute

One of our key aims at Lanyon Bowdler is to be as cost-effective as possible, and we offer a variety of pricing options, including fixed fees and service level guarantees, as well as, following an initial chargeable appointment, no win-no fee arrangements, if your claim has sufficient prospects of success and value.

Trade Unions have an obligation to help their members with legal claims, so if you are a union member we would encourage you to speak to them first.

It’s also worth checking your household or motor insurance policies, as well as any premium bank account or credit card, to see if they include insurance for legal expenses. In the vast majority of cases you have the right to appoint an employment solicitor of your choosing, so don’t feel obliged to use one of the insurer’s panel solicitors even if they encourage you to do so.

 

Our Charges

The SRA requires us to give indicative prices for limited types of work, this includes employment tribunal claims for unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal. For more information please click here.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler’s Employment Law Solicitors

Please give us a call for a friendly, confidential, chat about how we can help support you when you face a problem or unfair treatment from your employer. Our Employment Solicitors regularly act for employees who have been treated unfairly right across the region, out team will act quickly and professionally to settle the matter in your favour, and where possible, without the need for costly court proceedings.

Please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form.

By choosing Lanyon Bowdler as your legal representative for any dispute with your employer, you can rest assured that you have the best legal expertise on your team to help protect your rights. We are committed to providing exceptional levels of client care and will work closely with you and tirelessly to ensure the best outcomes no matter what you face.

We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands and Birmingham. As a leading full-service law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in England or Wales.

Remember your employer cannot dismiss you fairly for raising a justified complaint or seeking legal advice.

Our people

Meet the team.

John Merry
John Merry
Partner
Employment Law for Employers | Employment Law | Leisure & Tourism | Agriculture
Gemma Workman
Gemma Workman
Solicitor
Employment Law for Employers | Employment Law | Education
Knowledge

Case studies.

Knowledge

Latest knowledge.

Blog

Rolled-up Holiday Pay – and Part-year and I...

Rolled-up holiday pay is paid as an uplift to pay for work undertaken at the same time that the worker is paid for ...
John Merry • 08 Apr 2024
Blog

Agricultural Wages in Wales 2024

The Agricultural Wages (Wales) Order 2024 (“the Order”) came into force on 1 April 2024 and increased the minimum w...
John Merry • 03 Apr 2024
Blog

Carer’s Leave

New regulations will come into force on 6 April 2024 that will provide employees with the right to take up to one w...
John Merry • 07 Mar 2024
Blog

Increase In Tribunal Compensation Limits

The government has announced the annual increase in compensation limits for employment tribunal awards and other st...
John Merry • 28 Feb 2024
Blog

Rehabilitation of Offenders

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (“the Act”) is intended to allow the rehabilitation into employment of ref...
John Merry • 07 Nov 2023
Blog

Important Ruling: Holiday Pay

The law relating to employee holidays in England and Wales is complex – but it has just become a little simpler, in...
John Merry • 11 Oct 2023
Blog

Increases to Statutory Payments

From 1 April 2023, the National Living Wage will increase from £9.50 to £10.42 an hour. National Minimum Wage rates...
John Merry • 31 Mar 2023
Blog

Increases to Employment Tribunal Limits

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2023 has been published, which will give to effect the latest annu...
John Merry • 16 Mar 2023
Blog

Right to Work Checks

Employers are required to verify the lawful immigration status of job applicants prior to employment. Following an ...
John Merry • 02 Sep 2022
Blog

Gender Critical Beliefs and Discrimination ...

On 6 July 2022, in the case of Forstater v CGD Europe and others, an employment tribunal issued a decision which wi...
John Merry • 21 Jul 2022
Blog

Workers and TUPE

An employment tribunal has held for the first time, in the case of Dewhurst v Revisecatch Ltd, that workers who are...
John Merry • 20 Mar 2020
Blog

The Art of Negotiation

Negotiation is a key weapon in any lawyer’s arsenal and it’s a part of the job which I really enjoy; engaging in di...
John Merry • 18 Mar 2019
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