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John Merry

Partner - Head of Employment Team


John's Teams

Employment, Agriculture


Profile/Experience

John joined Lanyon Bowdler in 1997 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as a solicitor in 1999 specialising in employment law. He became a partner in the firm in 2003.

John is the head of the employment department and a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. He acts for employers of all sizes from small businesses to large national and international concerns, including in relation to business transfers, the preparation of contracts of employment, effecting dismissals and conducting in-house training.

John advises both employers and employees in connection with employment tribunal proceedings and appeals and is an experienced advocate. He works for clients from the Telford, Shrewsbury and Oswestry offices as well as the Conwy meeting rooms.

Legal 500 and Chambers UK Recommendations

John is recognised in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500, which states that he is 'extremely personable' and 'knowledgeable' and 'translates employment law into easily understandable, pragmatic advice'.

The 2019 edition of Chambers UK recognises John in the Midlands for employment, noting his experience in handling major restructurings and employment policy issues and that clients say 'He provides an exceptional service and excellent advice'.

Client Testimonials

Friendly and understanding in an awkward situation.

- Mr R Jones, Ruthin

Politeness, clarity of information.

- Mr C Pudge, Worcester

Being able to speak to someone when I needed to and how easy they made things for me.

- Mr J Longmore, Ludlow

Detailed and up to date knowledge of our case throughout the whole process.

- Mr P Hill & Dr L Hill, Lincoln

Straight forward and relevant advice relating to Wills

- Mr & Mrs Walton, Shrewsbury

Client Quotes

Easy to work with and results are better or more than we expected or were advised. The team were really helpful.

- Six Forward Ltd, Wolverhampton

The people we dealt with from the start. Email contact was good and any visits to the Hereford office was productive, easy and a pleasure.

- Mr J Campbell & Mrs M Campbell, Ledbury

She replied to my emails and concerns almost immediately, including evenings and weekends!

- Mrs E Turner, Hereford

Staff are most helpful and understanding

- Mrs Edwards, Oswestry

Straight forward and relevant advice relating to Wills

- Mr & Mrs Walton, Shrewsbury

Latest Case Study

04 Oct 2018

Successful Application for Contract to be Terminated

D was injured in a road traffic collision several years ago and his personal injury claim settled for several million...