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William Morse

Partner - Employment Law - Head of Education


William's Teams

Employment, Education, Agriculture


Profile/Experience

Will qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and joined Lanyon Bowdler from Cheltenham practice Willans, he is a key member of the teams in Hereford, Bromyard and Ludlow.

He is a partner in the employment team and heads up Lanyon Bowdler's education team.

Will is an employment law specialist advising clients who are employers and who are employees. He is an experienced employment tribunal advocate and has advised clients in relation to proceedings before the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, he is an experienced advocate in the full range of employment claims for both claimants and respondents, including in relation to TUPE issues, equal pay and whistle blowing.

Will combines commercial and tactical awareness with a practical, hands-on style, he has extensive experience working with schools, colleges and academies.

Legal 500 Recommendation

Will is recognised in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 as the head of our Education team and states: "The team 'respond promptly' and 'when research is required they turn it around quickly' and 'think through challenging issues in creative ways'. William Morse 'heads the practice and focuses predominantly on employment matters. He recently advised Severn Bridges Academy Trust on its formation and conversion to a multi academy trust'."

Client Testimonials

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

Ed clearly pays attention to detail and most importantly was diligent in ensuring my interests were best catered for. 

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

Patient, knowledgeable and extremely professional

- Ms Groucott, Telford

Helpful and courteous. Took time to explain complex issues.

- Mr J Barrett & Mrs W Barrett, Oswestry

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

Client Quotes

We found they always listened to what we had to say and replied in Queens English without a lot of legal jargon.

- Mr J Manley & Mrs B Manley, Craven Arms

I always felt you were working in my best interests, but you didn't sugar coat or patronise me. My case was complex and I appreciated the professionalism shown and how the legal system "worked"

- Mrs J Bradford, Stafford

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

Staff are most helpful and understanding

- Mrs Edwards, Oswestry

Patient, knowledgeable and extremely professional

- Ms Groucott, Telford

Latest Case Study

30 Aug 2018

Multi-Academy Trust

Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler were pleased to be able to support the formation of Shropshire’s first primary sch...