Employment Litigation: Seeing it through to the end

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Where there’s a dispute between employer and employee, we will try to resolve it through negotiation and mediation if that is in our clients’ best interest. Should that not be possible or what you want, we’ll form a litigation strategy with you and conduct the process through the tribunal or court to achieve the best result.

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"Merrill April is singled out by contributers for her ability to "explain the law in a way that mitigates risk, and understand the legal and commercial point of view." She advises employers of all sizes, from start-ups to established corporations. "

Chambers UK - 2016

Typically the dispute may be about wrongful or unfair dismissal, breach of contract or covenant, discrimination, whistleblowing bonus or commission claims or redundancy. We’re known for maintaining high standards, with particular expertise in restrictive covenant disputes – both enforcing them, and defending against injunction applications.

Your case may be complex, possibly with multiple claims. It might concern a key individual or an entire team. It may also involve us representing you in court. We’ll direct and support you at every stage, keeping you fully informed throughout, and pushing hard for the outcome you want.

Recent matters


  • Devised the strategy and defence for a high court claim against a Plc following the dismissal of its Chief Executive.
  • Advised on claims brought by a shareholder and director for disability discrimination and unfair prejudice.
  • Provided comprehensive advice to an online estate agency in relation to dealing with competition issues when engaging employees who have moved from a competitor.
  • Advised a whistleblower on the terms of his exit including a successful claim for pre- dismissal detriment.


  • LEGAL 500
  • Top Ranked Chambers 2015

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Merrill AprilPartner, Head of Employment

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