Angela West - legal Director, Head of Employment

Angela heads up the Employment Department and has over 20 years’ experience within the legal profession, with an expertise in Employment law.

Angela prides herself on getting to know clients, so she truly understands their unique business needs and their particular employment requirements. She provides practical, focused and no nonsense advice.

Angela acts for SMEs, national and international companies, undertaking all aspects of employment work, both contentious and non-contentious. She has also acted for charities and various institutions within the education sector. 

She also represents individuals and has acted for various high-profile clients such as doctors, consultants, QC’s and senior executives. 

Examples of Angela’s recent cases include:

  • Representing a Senior Barrister in an employment litigation claim
  • Representing an international company at a 10-day Employment Tribunal hearing
  • Acting for numerous senior executives and securing high-value settlements
  • Representing a whistle-blower employee which resulted in a 22-day contested Tribunal hearing.
  • Advising various organisations on large scale business restructures. 

Angela provides her clients with honesty, transparency and trust, with the ability to cut through complex legal situations to find an effective commercial outcome.

Meet The Team

Nigel Tillott - Consultant

Nigel uses his extensive experience to advise businesses and individuals on all aspects of employment law.

He has considerable expertise in advising employers on how to avoid employment difficulties and also representing parties in Employment Tribunals. He also advises employees in workplace issues, including Settlement Agreements.

Nigel is also a highly experienced mediator and he has a wide range of experience in commercial, workplace and employment meditation.

Nigel offers practical, down-to-earth advice which is straightforward to understand and apply. He seeks to provide clear answers to client questions and finds effective solutions to their legal challenges.

Nigel works for a diverse range of businesses and organisations from high-profile plcs to micro-companies and he tailors his advice to the specific requirements of each business. He also undertakes work for individuals within an organisation; from senior executives through to more junior employees.

He has also represented employers of all sizes, in Tribunal claims as well as appearing on behalf of employees, more particularly for senior executives and claiming discrimination using the Employment Tribunal system.

On the regulatory side, Nigel has advised both regional and national businesses and organisations in the implementation of GDPR. He has represented organisations in a wide range of disputes with regulators, including an appearance at the European Court of Justice.

Nigel is also a Director and Independent Trustee of an employee ownership trust – Barnwood Holdings Ltd.
In addition, he is a Director of CLA Mediation and Training which provides training and mediation services to the employment sector.

Gareth Price - Associate Solicitor

Gareth is an Associate Solicitor within the Employment Department. He has built up a wealth of experience and expertise having advised in all aspects of Employment Law for many years.

Practical and approachable, Gareth takes time to understand his clients’ needs, carefully analysing the issues and providing a cost-effective, commercially sound resolution.  

Gareth advises a cross-section of both employers and employees in relation to the wide spectrum of employment related topics and procedures and processes, guiding and supporting his clients through the minefield of complex legislation governing UK employment law.

Highly experienced in all areas of employment law; Gareth has particular skill and expertise in unfair dismissal and discrimination claims; acting for both employees and employers in Employment Tribunal cases across the country.

Gareth offers his clients a logical pragmatic approach; avoiding legal jargon, he works with his clients’ to achieve their objectives in a succinct and cost-effective way.

Richard Harwood - Paralegal

Richard is based in our London office and has over 20 years’ experience in dealing with employment matters for both employers and employees.

His practice deals with contentious and non-contentious matters for a wide range of clients with differing businesses with a focused outcome based approach to employment issues. Richard is available to advise at an early stage where an employer recognises a potential difficulty through to a Tribunal hearing should that become necessary.

On the non-contentious side Richard is able to draft policies and contracts of employment to meet the specific needs of your business.

Richard also acts for employees with a wide range of claims ranging from unfair dismissal to discrimination to pensions.

In all cases Richard’s focus is on achieving the best possible outcome for the client in a timely and professional manner.”

Matthew Verrier - Solicitor

Approachable and proactive, Matt is able to cut through legal jargon to provide practical advice to his clients in a sensible, straightforward manner.

Matt has experience working with a wide range of clients, acting for individuals and businesses in industries varying from the care sector and education to insurance companies and property developers.

He has been involved in claims at both the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal including claims relating to discrimination, redundancies and whistleblowing. Matt also has experience working with businesses to provide advice on matters such as employment contracts, disciplinary procedures and settlement agreements.

Matt offers a reliable point of contact to his clients, available to talk through their legal needs and work to find a practical solution tailored to his clients’ needs.