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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

Ed Burrell was excellent in every aspect of his support in selling my business. He was friendly and pleasant to deal with yet very professional.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

Natasha Gibbons was very easy to talk to, I felt at ease with her, and she always kept me up to date with the case. She has provided excellent service throughout.

- Mrs C Roberts, Gwynedd

Very polite, easy to talk to and were always there when I needed answers.

- Mr M Wood, Hereford

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

- Mr J Longmore, Ludlow

They simplified the appeal process for me considerably

- Mr Griffiths

Client Quotes

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

- Mr J Longmore, Ludlow

Communication surrounding my injury claim was excellent with other departments within the firm.

- Mrs L Dowbiggin, Much Wenlock

Great communication and persistence with difficult defendant.

- Mr J Partington, Whitchurch

Politeness, clarity of information.

- Mr C Pudge, Worcester

Kept me up to date in any process made.

- Mr P Haigh, Suffolk

Latest Case Study

04 Oct 2018

Successful Application for Contract to be Terminated

D was injured in a road traffic collision several years ago and his personal injury claim settled for several million...