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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 Shrewsbury, Telford and Oswestry offices.

Legal 500 and Chambers UK Recommendations

John is recognised in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500, which states him as being 'excellent, pragmatic and knowledgeable'.

The 2019 edition of Chambers UK recognises John at Band 4 in the Midlands for employment, the directory says: John Merry of Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors is experienced in handling major restructurings and employment policy issues. Client say: "He provides an exceptional service and excellent advice."

Client Testimonials

A very good service - it simplified the appeal process for me considerably which went very smoothly.

- Mr P Griffiths, Telford

Under difficult circumstances from the moment I walked in, I was the only person that mattered. She could not do enough for me. Kind and compassionate. Thank you so much.

- Mrs J McMillan, Telford

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

- Mr N Bakewell & Mrs J Bakewell, Worcester

Staff are most helpful and understanding

- Mrs Edwards, Oswestry

Using Lanyon Bowdler twice for two separate issues being completely different. Both were dealt with complete efficient manner, my questions were always answered with honesty and explaination.

- Mr G Martin & Mrs L Rees, Bromsgrove

Client Quotes

Using Lanyon Bowdler twice for two separate issues being completely different. Both were dealt with complete efficient manner, my questions were always answered with honesty and explaination.

- Mr G Martin & Mrs L Rees, Bromsgrove

Knowledge of all issues regarding house purchase. Used you before four years ago and you're still performing to a high standard.

- Mrs J Ward & Dr J Jenkins, Shrewsbury

Friendly and understanding in an awkward situation.

- Mr R Jones, Ruthin

He was always calm, efficient, prompt and helpful.

- Rev M Thomas & Prof K Thomas, Oxfordshire

Prompt response, clear advice.

- Dr A Geeson & Dr N Geeson, Hereford

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...