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Employment Lawyers

 

Our lawyers have a wide range of experience providing legal advice for employees and directors across all areas of employment law, including:

  • Redundancy
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Employment contracts
  • Internal grievances
  • Harassment and discrimination
  • Boardroom disputes
  • ACAS conciliation
  • Whistleblowing
  • Settlement agreements, or compromise agreements as they were previously known
  • Breaches of restrictive covenants
  • Equal pay
  • Disciplinary procedures
  • Unlawful deductions from wages
  • Breach of contract
  • Maternity and paternity rights
  • Employee transfers (known as TUPE)
  • Employment tribunal claims

Legal 500 & Chambers UK Recommendations

The Legal 500, 2022 edition recognises us and states: 'Lanyon Bowdler has a diverse practice that is recommended for its work on TUPE matters and on the employment aspects of business transfers. It is also skilled at advising schools and colleges. Other strengths lie in the group’s specialist advice to Court of Protection appointed deputies and case managers on the employment of carers. In addition it routinely advises employees on a myriad of other issues such as restrictive covenants and settlement agreements.'

Published testimonials have stated:

‘It is an accessible and empathetic team‘.

‘It is a responsive, professional and kind team. Will Morse – professional, supportive and relevant. Strengths – responsive, clear, doesn’t waste time, efficient and therefore cost efficient too. Value for money‘.

‘John Merry is an excellent solicitor‘.

‘Mr John Merry was exceptionally knowledgeable but also understood the importance of explaining things clearly and in a format that I could understand. He was appreciative of the documents I took along to the meeting and receptive to my opinions and feelings‘.

A previous edition describes: “Key contact John Merry advises both employers and employees on employment policy issues and is an experienced advocate in employment tribunal proceedings.”

Our Education team is also recognised in the 2021 edition of The Legal 500. It says "The 'approachable' William Morse leads the practice at Lanyon Bowdler and is particularly recognised for his work in relation to academy conversions in the Herefordshire and Shropshire area. Morse also advises on all aspects of corporate governance work and employment law including trade union liaisons and collective bargaining matters. The firm also has a niche offering in relation to SEN/discrimination tribunals."

The 2020 edition of Chambers UK recognises this department as having a 'Recognised Practitioner' for the Midlands department, stating "John Merry is knowledgeable in a range of non-contentious matters, including implications under TUPE and reorganisation issues. One impressed client says: 'His approach and method of communicating is excellent and has provided me with a greater level of understanding and the ability to use his advice successfully'."

Covering the Cost of an Employment Law Dispute

One of our key aims at Lanyon Bowdler is to be as cost-effective as possible, and we offer a variety of pricing options, including fixed fees and service level guarantees, as well as, following an initial chargeable appointment, no win-no fee arrangements, if your claim has sufficient prospects of success and value.

Trade Unions have an obligation to help their members with legal claims, so if you are a union member we would encourage you to speak to them first.

It’s also worth checking your household or motor insurance policies, as well as any premium bank account or credit card, to see if they include insurance for legal expenses. In the vast majority of cases you have the right to appoint an Employment Solicitor of your choosing, so don’t feel obliged to use one of the insurer’s panel solicitors even if they encourage you to do so.

Our Charges 

The SRA requires us to give indicative prices for limited types of work, this includes employment tribunal claims for unfair dismissal or wrongful dismissal. For more information please click here.

Contact Lanyon Bowdler's Employment Law Solicitors

Please give us a call for a friendly, confidential, chat about how we can help support you when you face a problem or unfair treatment from your employer. Our Employment Solicitors regularly act for employees who have been treated unfairly right across the region team will act quickly and professionally to settle the matter in your favour, and where possible, without the need for costly court proceedings.

There is no commitment or charge for our initial assessment. Please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form on the righthand side of this page. 

By choosing Lanyon Bowdler as your legal representative for any dispute with your employer, you can rest assured that you have the best legal expertise on your team to help protect your rights. We are committed to providing exceptional levels of client care and will work closely with you and tirelessly to ensure the best outcomes no matter what you face. 

We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands and Birmingham. As a leading UK full-service law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in the UK.

Remember your employer cannot dismiss you fairly for raising a justified complaint or seeking legal advice.

Testimonials

We only communicated by e-mail and phone. Information and queries were always conveyed clearly and in good time to meet deadlines.

- Porter & Woodman Gifts Limited, Telford

Efficient, friendly and helpful service. I received prompt and professional emails and letters.

- Mrs Marilyn Shields, Shrewsbury

They simplified the appeal process for me considerably.

- Mr Griffiths

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

- Mr P Griffiths, Telford