How Consilia Legal Can Help

We will normally ask you to send us a copy of the agreement which you can do by email. We will check that we have not advised your employer at any time and then we will arrange a meeting either in person or by telephone at your convenience. You will need to provide us with two types of identification normally a recent utility bill and a photo ID for example passport or driving licence.

At the meeting, a member of our expert employment law team will review the agreement and speak to you about events leading up to it. It helps us if you have a chronology of events if the matter has been ongoing for some time. We will then explore all options available to you and we will agree the best way forward together. We avoid legalese and communicate in plain English and in a no-nonsense manner. Following the meeting, we write to you to advise you as to the next steps and summarise our understanding. We ask you to consider your options, revert with any questions and come back to us when you have decided how you wish to proceed.

We appreciate that although this may be a common agreement for us that to you it is new and also that you may need time to process events. We aim to work with you so that when you have finalised matters you are in the best possible position to move on.

For more information please contact us on 0113 322 9222 to speak to one of our employment law specialists.

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  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
  • 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  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  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  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

Awards and Accreditations

Laura Clapton
Director, Family Solicitor & Mediator
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Marie Walsh
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Associate Employment Law Solicitor
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Victoria Horner
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