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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 2020 edition of The Legal 500 and states: "Employment law specialist William Morse heads the team. Lanyon Bowdler covers a range of matters for academies, schools and colleges, spanning school conversions to academy, collaboration agreements, academic terminations, compliance matters, development projects, employee contracts and employment disputes."

Client Quotes

Straight forward and relevant advice relating to Wills

- Mr & Mrs Walton, Shrewsbury

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

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

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

All staff were polite, efficient and professional. Advice was clear and informative. I like the fact that everyone explained legalities with clarity.

- Mrs L Draycott, Oswestry

Thank you to Steve Scully for helping me in the worst moments. He used humour to keep me uplifted, never got fed up with the millions of questions I asked, and ultimately helped me win the case.

- Ms P Ryder, Shrewsbury

Case Studies

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...