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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 and Oswestry offices as well as the Conwy meeting rooms.

Legal 500 and Chambers UK Recommendations

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'.

Client Testimonials

A nice bright welcoming office with very polite, friendly and helpful staff. Very efficient service.

- Mr N Bakewell & Mrs J Bakewell, Worcester

Politeness, clarity of information.

- Mr C Pudge, Worcester

Enthusiastic approach to handling cases.

- Tomlinson's Dairies Ltd, Wrexham

Easy to work with and results are better or more than we expected or were advised. The team were really helpful.

- Six Forward Ltd, Wolverhampton

We were kept up to date with progress and probate was compleated within the estimated time

- Mr Edwards, Worcester

Client Quotes

As a Welsh speaker, I attach great importance to being able to communicate in Welsh with my solicitor - as I can with him.

- Mr H Jones & R Jones, Llanrhystud

The professionalism of the service received and the expert knowledge of the solicitor who handled my case.

- Mr K Whitelaw, Wolverhampton

We had complete trust and confidence that our best interests were being looked after at all times. A quality service provided by them.

- Mr D Meredith & Mrs E Meredith, Shrewsbury

Competence and detailed legal knowledge.

- Mr S Martin & Mrs R Martin, Shrewsbury

The team were easy to talk to and explained everything clearly

- Mr Price, Hereford

Latest Case Study

19 Jun 2019

Package Holiday Injury Claim

Miss G was injured whilst on holiday in Goa. The matter was a strongly disputed package holiday claim. Miss G was on...