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John Merry

Partner - Head of Employment Team


John's Teams

Employment, Agriculture


Profile/Experience

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, Oswestry, Ludlow and Conwy offices.

Legal 500 and Chambers UK Recommendations

John is recognised in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500, which includes a testimonial that ‘John Merry is an extremely knowledgeable individual who is able to communicate on an appropriate level to ensure my understanding and clarity on my position.'

The 2020 edition of Chambers UK recognises John in the Midlands for employment, stating he is knowledgeable in a range of non-contentious matters, including implications under TUPE and reorganisation issues. One impressed client says: "His approach and method of communicating is excellent and has provided me with a greater level of understanding and the ability to use his advice successfully."

Client Quotes

The welcome at reception and the relaxed atmosphere when discussing things with the person handling the sale of my property.

- Mr W Ward, Oswestry

A very personal service with kind helpful start.

- Dr S Robertson, London

The team were easy to talk to and explained everything clearly

- Mr Price, Hereford

Being able to speak to someone when I needed to and how easy they made things for me.

- Mr J Longmore, Ludlow

Friendly and understanding in an awkward situation.

- Mr R Jones, Ruthin