DPH Legal Solicitors Reading,
Employment Lawyers

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 legal team 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 in Reading

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


settlement agreements

Our legal team 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 legal 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

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

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.

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


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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