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Employment Law Solicitors

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Kemp House, 152 City Road,

London, EC1V 2NX

David is the founder and managing partner of Employment Law Solicitors.  Throughout his legal career he has specialised in employment law and only employment law.  David has a large base of employer clients ranging from small owner managed firms to large plcs.  He also provides advice to executives and individuals on the full range of employment law issues including exit agreements or settlement agreements.

Our Team

David Harris, Solicitor

Mark was called to the bar in 2009 and cross-qualified as a solicitor in 2013.  Mark acts for both Respondents and Claimants in the Employment Tribunals, Employment Appeals Tribunal, County Court and High Court.  He regularly advises individuals on exit agreements or settlement agreements and employers on contentious and non-contentious matters.

Mark Lafferty, Solicitor

John McConkey, Solicitor

David has gained the attention of the national press on more than one occasion when providing advice in relation to litigation and he regularly acts for Claimants and Defendants in the Employment Tribunals and the High Court.  David advises on the full range of employment law issues including unfair dismissal, breach of contract including bonus disputes, all types of discrimination and whistleblowing.


David can be contacted on:

020 8454 7520 (telephone) or 07850 952245 (mobile)

Mark is experienced in dealing with all areas of employment law including but not limited to discrimination, unfair dismissal, constructive unfair dismissal, breach of contract, TUPE, post-termination restrictions and whistleblowing.


Mark is a qualified teacher and has previously taught contract law.  He has held lecturing posts at City of Oxford College and the University of Warwick.  Mark is a member of the Employment Lawyers Bar Association and the Employment Lawyers Association.


Outside of work Mark enjoys playing and teaching the guitar, reading and spending time with his family.


Mark can be contacted on

020 8454 7520 (telephone) or 07964 842157 (mobile

John qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and has obtained a broad range of experience in employment law working for firms based in Cardiff, Reading and West London.


John has extensive experience of contentious and non-contentious employment disputes acting for both employers and individuals.  John also has experience in advising on litigation outside of the Employment Tribunal including High Court litigation.

John is also frequently involved in negotiating more favourable terms in settlement agreements for individuals leaving their employer.


Outside of work, John enjoys getting involved in a wide variety of sports but his main passions are surfing, football and golf.


John can be contacted on

020 8454 7520 (telephone) or 07375 518962 (mobile)

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Jillian Sookram, Solicitor

Jillian advises both employers and employees on the full range of employment law issues.  She has in the past advised on high value and complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims as well as on TUPE related claims.  Jillian has obtained significant sums of money on behalf of Claimants in the Employment Tribunal and also sucessfully defended numerous claims on behalf of Respondents.  Jillian also has experience advising on related matters such as breach of contract, post termination restrictions, etc.

In addition to advising employers and employees, Jillian has experience as an advocate, appearing at Employment Tribunals throughout the country.  She has also been involved in supervising more junior lawyers.


Jillian has a particular interest in discrimination and whistleblowing claims.


Jillian can be contacted on

020 8454 7520 (telephone) or 07495 835530 (mobile)

Samuel joined DPH Legal in August 2019 having previously practiced as a solicitor at a niche employment law practice in Guildford. He has extensive experience in advising both employees and employers on the full range of employment law matters including:


•  Employment Tribunal claims i.e. unfair dismissal claims and discrimination claims under the Equality Act 2010;

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•  Negotiating exits and settlement agreements;

•  Providing advice to Employers on disciplinary procedures and other HR matters; and

•  Reviewing and drafting of employment documents including employment contracts and handbooks, consultancy agreements and settlement agreements.


Samuel is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.  


Outside of work Samuel enjoys travelling to locations such as the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.  Samuel also enjoys exercising and keeping active including going to the gym and cycling.


Samuel can be contacted on

020 8454 7520 (telephone) or 07534 328831 (mobile)

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Varsha Maistry, Solicitor

Varsha joined the team at DPH Legal in November 2018. She previously worked at a full service commercial law firm in Central London as well as in the employment departments of a leading London human rights law firm and international corporate law firm. Varsha graduated in law from SOAS (University of London) and holds both the LLM and LPC with distinction.

Varsha has experience of drafting, negotiating and advising on settlement agreements and contracts of employment.


Varsha has a particular interest in contentious matters and has assisted in bringing and defending a number of litigation claims brought both in the Employment Tribunal and High Court. These have specifically included claims for unfair dismissal, breaches of contract and complex discrimination claims under the Equality Act 2010.


Varsha can be contacted on

020 8454 7520 (telephone) or 07534 328831 (mobile)

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