Employment Law Solicitors in Leeds & Harrogate

providing advice on settlement agreements and compromise agreements following termination of employment

Are you looking for Employment law advice in Leeds? Consilia Legal is an experienced and proactive team of Employment Law Solicitors in Leeds covering the UK. Settlement Agreements are an area of Employment Law we specialise in. We hope you find the website useful and informative as it has been designed to assist you if you are leaving or have left employment and have been asked to sign an agreement to cover the terms of your departure. These agreements have been used for a long time now and to some extent are almost the norm at some businesses with regards to documenting and agreeing to terms of exit for an employee.

They used to be called compromise agreements but the name changed to settlement agreements some time ago. The documentation in the main however remained the same. Our expert employment solicitors act on behalf of a wide range of clients providing advice and assistance on settlement agreements. We prepare settlement agreements for employers and we also regularly advise employees on the terms of an agreement. This sometimes involves advising employees of any potential claims they may have and of their merits and value allowing the employee to take a fully advised approach to any offer.

The employment team at Consilia Legal consists of four qualified solicitors who are able to provide specialist advice at all levels. Head of the employment department director and owner of Consilia Legal, Marie Walsh is respected amongst her peers for her straightforward no-nonsense approach to the issues and common sense attitude when it comes to costs. This ethos runs in her team. Marie specialises in dispute resolution and strategic exit advice. She has advised upon the terms of settlement agreements (formerly compromise agreements) on a weekly basis since qualification in 2001. The employment law team are often also able to provide advice and guidance in negotiating a more favorable package for you if you are unhappy with the original offer, be that in monetary or other terms, for example, references and outplacement services.

The employment law department also advises on all aspects of employment law and for more information please see our main website: www.consilialegal.co.uk

Our Employment Law Team

Marie Walsh
Employment Solicitor & Workplace Mediator

Marie Walsh is a fully trained workplace mediator. As an employment law solicitor and mediator, Marie has a wealth of experience assisting parties inside and alongside the workplace mediation setting.

Andy Boyde
Associate, Employment Law

Andy Boyde is a former professional rugby union player and employment solicitor. Andy qualified as a solicitor in 2015 and specialises in advising individuals, owner managed businesses and SMEs. Andy provides sensible, straight-forward and commercial advice to his clients.

Victoria Horner
Senior Associate, Employment Law

Victoria is an associate at the firm and an experienced solicitor in the Employment team. She provides expert practical advice and assists both individuals and Commercial clients. Victoria is approachable, reliable and straight talking.

Emma Cartlidge
Employment Law Solicitor

Emma has a joint honors degree in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of the West of England, Bristol. Emma has completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law in Bristol and the LLM Legal Practice Course at Leeds Law School.

What our clients say about Consilia Legal on


  • review rating 5  Excellent service from Laura Clapton guiding me through a difficult divorce process. Super efficient, professional and carries out the work with understanding and compassion for your situation. Would highly recommend and have already recommended.

    thumb Jo Allan
    4/09/2019
  • review rating 5  Marie, Andy, Victoria and Emma were exceptional in their help, advice and support – all done with a non-nonsense super friendly approach. Really took the stress out of a difficult corporate employment process. I felt safe and confident in their capable hands, recommending them highly.

    thumb Sophie Webb
    6/03/2019
  • review rating 5  Marie and her staff have been very helpful. Marie had assisted me previously with an employment law issues so I had no hesitation in engaging her again. She helped me through an unpleasant job related matter when I was at a low ebb and feeling unable to fight my own corner. As before Marie gave sound, straight forward advice and took over the handling of communication with my employer until the matter was resolved. When I had to take action myself Marie was always there to consult if I was worried about something. I would thoroughly recommend Consilia Legal to anyone.

    thumb Amanda Keers
    6/24/2019
  • review rating 5  Very professional and got the right result for me in a very timely abs efficient manner. Great service, good advice and an excellent result I couldn’t have got on my own

    thumb Jon Geldart
    5/23/2019
  • review rating 5  Received a really good service from Marie and the team including Emma, who offered valuable support throughout. I contacted Consilia following a recommendation from a union representative. Was given great advise through her trusted associate who offered an accurate and professional assessment. Marie secured a really good outcome due to her knowledge, perseverance, conscientiousness and genuine desire to try and get the best outcome on my behalf. A lot of genuine empathy and respect expressed and a brilliant negotiator. Very well informed, experienced and brilliant communicator. True to her word re costs as discussion was upfront and honest. Very reasonable rate compared to other firms. Would recommend to others Thank you very much!

    thumb Elaben Mistry Jackson
    5/26/2019

Awards and Accreditations

Laura Clapton
Director, Family Solicitor & Mediator
0113 887 4672
0786 023 2975
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Marie Walsh
Director, Employment Solicitor & Mediator
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Emma Cartlidge
Employment Law Solicitor
0113 887 4674
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Andy Boyde
Associate Employment Law Solicitor
0113 322 9222
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Victoria Horner
Senior Associate, Employment Law
0113 887 4673
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