DPH Legal
Employment Law Solicitors In Reading

DPH Legal is a firm of innovative niche employment solicitors in Reading, Berkshire. We also offer employment law services in further locations in High Wycombe, Oxford and Swindon.

We are committed to providing equivalent or higher levels of service and expertise than is available at larger more recognizable firms at a substantially reduced cost. The ethos of the firm is a commitment to exceptional client service which will ensure it compares favourably to its direct competitors.

The lawyers at DPH Legal purely practice employment law and as specialists in this area they are able to offer an exceptional level of service to the firm's clients. Our solicitors in Reading, High Wycombe, Oxford and Swindon act for both employers and employees.

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employment law advice

Specialist employment law advice to both employees and employers including drafting employment documentation and advising on disputes


settlement agreements

We regularly advise on settlement agreements and successfully negotiate increases on payments made to executives and employees


Employment Tribunal

Extensive experience acting on contentious matters in the Employment Tribunal and the High/County Court.


Extensive experience

All of our advisers have extensive experience (in excess of 30 years) in advising on the full range of employment law issues


Advice to employers and employees

We advise employers and employees on contentious and non-contentious employment matters

unbeatable service

Equivalent or higher levels of service than larger competitors at a reduced cost.

No win no fee

‘No win no fee' solutions for employees who meet our criteria.

Flexible pricing

Flexible pricing to our employer clients, including the option of paying on a rolling ‘month to month’ basis with no lock in period applicable.

telephone support

Access to immediate telephone support on any employment law issue

Our team

David Harris


David is the managing partner and founder of DPH Legal. He qualified in 2003 and has specialised in employment law throughout his career.

Mark Lafferty


Mark was called to the bar in 2009 before cross-qualifying as a solicitor in 2013. Mark deals with complex Employment Tribunal matters as well as High Court litigation acting for individuals and employers.

John McConkey


John has extensive experience of advice in relation to contentious and non-contentious employment matters. He acts for employees and employers of all sizes from small owner managed businesses to PLCs.

Jillian Sookram


Jillian was admitted to the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago in November 2006 and to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales in August 2012. Jillian advises both employers and employees on the full range of employment law issues.

Sarah Morris

HR Consultant

Sarah is an HR Consultant and a recommended partner to DPH Legal.

Some of our clients

David Harris interview on BBC Radio Berkshire about gender pay gap

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  • Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

David Harris, Managing Partner of DPH Legal, employment solicitors in Reading, was asked by BBC Radio Berkshire to comment on the recent disclosures made by...

What All Employees Should Consider Before Signing a Settlement Agreement

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  • Monday, September 11th, 2017
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Have you been offered a settlement agreement Here are a few things to consider before agreeing to the termsSettlement agreements are generally offered to...

Post Termination Restrictions – do your non-complete clauses need re-writing?

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  • Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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The Court of Appeal in Tillman vs Egon Zehnder Ltd struck out a non-compete clause in a senior executive’s contract of employment because it prevented her...

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