Solicitors DPH Legal
Employment Lawyers in Reading

DPH Legal is a firm of innovative niche employment lawyers. Reading, Berkshire is home to DPH Legal's main office with employment law services also available in Bristol, High Wycombe, Oxford, and Swindon.

We are committed to providing a higher level of legal advice and expertise than is available at larger more recognisable law firms. The ethos at our firm of solicitors is a commitment to an exceptional client experience at an affordable rate.

The lawyers at DPH Legal purely practice employment law and as specialists in this area they are able to offer an outstanding level of knowledge and experience to our clients.

Our solicitors in Reading, Bristol, High Wycombe, Oxford and Swindon act for both employers and employees.

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employment law advice

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

settlement agreements

Our solicitors 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 solicitors and 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 law firm

‘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.

Emily Cox


Emily advises both employees and employers on a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment 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 Wiltshire about Carillion

  • Denise Rose
  • Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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David Harris, Managing Partner of DPH Legal, employment lawyers in Reading, was asked by BBC Radio Wiltshire to comment on the recent announcements about...

A recent success in the EAT

  • Denise Rose
  • Friday, December 22nd, 2017
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DPH Legal recently represented the successful claimant Mr Basra in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in his appeal against a decision of the Tribunal  The...

Could a four-day working week be good for business?

  • Joanne Baker-Gabb
  • Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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The TUC has recommended a four-day working week – but can this really work for business A UK company has recently moved to a four-day working week (with...