DPH Legal Solicitors Reading,
Employment Law

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

We are committed to providing a higher level of legal 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 solicitors at DPH Legal purely practice employment law and as specialists in this area they are able to offer an outstanding level of legal services, 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 Solicitors

DPH are specialist employment law solicitors to both employees and employers including drafting employment documentation and advising on disputes


settlement agreements

The legal team at DPH regularly advise on settlement agreements and successfully negotiate increases on payments made to executives and employees


Employment Tribunal

Our solicitors have extensive law experience acting on contentious matters in the Employment Tribunal and the High/County Court


Extensive experience

All of the legal advisers at DPH have extensive experience (in excess of 30 years) in advising on the full range of employment law issues for clients


Help to employers and employees

DPH advise employers and employees on contentious and non-contentious employment law matters in Reading

DPH offer equivalent or higher levels of legal service than larger solicitors at a reduced cost.

No win no fee solicitors

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

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

Access to one of our qualified solicitors at DPH for immediate telephone support on any employment law issue

Our team

David Harris

David is the managing partner and founder of DPH Legal solicitors. 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 in relation to contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. He acts for employees and employers of all sizes from small owner managed businesses to PLCs in Reading.

Sarah Wilkinson

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and has over 20 years’ experience in dispute resolution both in the Civil Courts and in the Employment Tribunal. She advises clients on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law.

Samuel Gray

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.

Farideh Moallemi

Farideh was called to the bar in 2009 before cross-qualifying as a solicitor in 2014. She has over 11 years’ experience advising clients on broad range of employment law matters.Farideh has enjoyed great success in claims for disability, race and sex discrimination as well as unfair dismissals, unlawful deduction of wages and high value breach of contract claims.

Varsha Maistry

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.

Some of our clients


David Harris discusses sick pay and self-employed workers on BBC Radio Berkshire

David Harris, Managing Partner at DPH Legal was interviewed by Andrew Peach of  BBC Radio Berkshire about workers rights in relation to sick pay, particularly those who are self-employed, in relation to coronavirus. You can listen to the interview here:  Also click here to read our advice for employers about coronavirus: https://www.dphlegal.com/coronavirus-advice-for-employers/ Should you have any questions about […]

Trusted Firm of Employment Solicitors in Reading

At DPH Legal our solicitors only practice employment law. We are employment law specialists and as such are ideally placed to advise businesses, executives and all types of employees on employment-related issues.

We advise on all employment law matters.

Here a few of the more common topics that we deal with on a regular basis:

  • Settlement agreements
  • Redundancy advice
  • Discrimination
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Unfair treatment
  • Hearings for Employee and Employer Disputes
  • Director’s service agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Enforceability of restrictive covenants
  • Flexible working applications
  • Reward schemes, endorsement structures or share options and severance pay tax liabilities

These are just a few topic examples however we are able to provide help and guidance  on all matters alluding to employment law.

Our clients include:

  • Senior executives
  • Individual employees
  • Groups of employees
  • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
  • Large corporate entities
  • World-renowned private schools and universities.
  • Formula 1 racing teams
  • Professional Football and Rugby clubs