John Merry | Partner & Head of Employment | Lanyon Bowdler
Partner - Head of Employment Team
John joined Lanyon Bowdler in 1997 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as a solicitor in 1999 specialising in employment law. He became a partner in the firm in 2003.
John is the head of the employment department and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. He acts for employers of all sizes from small businesses to large national and international concerns, including in relation to business transfers, the preparation of contracts of employment, effecting dismissals and conducting in-house training.
John advises both employers and employees in connection with employment tribunal proceedings and appeals and is an experienced advocate. He works for clients from the Telford, Shrewsbury and Oswestry offices as well as the Conwy meeting rooms.
John is recognised in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500, which states that he is 'extremely personable' and 'knowledgeable' and 'translates employment law into easily understandable, pragmatic advice'.
The 2019 edition of Chambers UK recognises John in the Midlands for employment, noting his experience in handling major restructurings and employment policy issues and that clients say 'He provides an exceptional service and excellent advice'.
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