Our team of employment law solicitors in Birmingham & Solihull provide a comprehensive service, covering all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law and HR support.

We are a highly experienced team providing quality advice at competitive rates. We take the effort to understand your commercial objectives and pride ourselves on working as an integral part of your team.

We advise on all areas of employment law, from day-to-day HR issues to more complex matters, including transfers of undertakings, discrimination, restrictive covenants and multi-jurisdictional employee disputes.

Clients say we are “highly responsive” and “consistently provide sound and practical advice”.
We act for clients across all sectors including private and public and foreign owned businesses.

By appointing the Wilkes employment team, you will be looked after by an established team of professionals with a reputation for delivering bespoke solutions that meet your objectives.

We regularly represent clients in Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation.

We also advise on employment immigration issues for employers and senior executives.

“The Wilkes Partnership provides a very friendly and personal service, respecting the needs of small businesses. James Leo has gone beyond the call of duty in helping our business”

Client Feedback – The Legal 500 2021

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On 0121 733 8000 or contact us below.

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    We can help you

    • Draft/review employment contracts and policies
    • Draft settlement agreements
    • Defend Employment Tribunal claims
    • Defend Court claims
    • Deal with TUPE questions
    • Handle disciplinary action
    • Deal with redundancy/restructure programmes
    • Deal with equality and diversity issues
    • Deal with maternity/family friendly rights
    • Draft/enforce confidentiality/restrictive covenant provisions
    • Obtain injunctions against current or former employees
    • Defend injunction actions
    • Provide bespoke employment law training to staff/managers
    • Deal with any other employment matter
    • Arrange work visas and employment contracts for employees from overseas


    James Leo, Employment Law, The Wilkes Partnership, Coley & Tilley, Birmingham Solicitor
    James Leo

    Partner, Employment

    Pam Sidhu, Employment Law, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham Solicitor
    Pam Sidhu

    Senior Associate, Employment

    Jas Dubb, Employment Law, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham Solicitor
    Jas Dubb

    Associate Solicitor, Employment

    Lisa Moore
    Lisa Moore

    Associate Solicitor, Employment

    Sarah Begley, Employment Lawyer, Solicitor Solihull
    Sarah Begley

    Solicitor, Employment

    Andrew Kealy, Commercial Dispute Resolution
    Andrew Kealy

    Solicitor, Commercial Dispute Resolution

    What our clients say

    • The Wilkes Partnership provides a very friendly and personal service, respecting the needs of small businesses. James Leo has gone beyond the call of duty in helping our business

      - Client Feedback – The Legal 500 2021

    • The practice has an approachable and friendly feel. James Leo personifies the above statement and is a calm and highly competent lawyer

      - Client Feedback – The Legal 500 2021

    • The firm is a size that the team can talk on most matters, without being so large that it feels like a legal factory. It has always felt like a very personalised service

      - Client Feedback – The Legal 500 2021

    • James Leo has provided advice on nuanced issues that has resulted in great outcomes. His calm and assured manner has provided great comfort during some very stressful periods

      - Client Feedback – The Legal 500 2021

    • The approachability and knowledge of the staff at The Wilkes Partnership is simply unrivalled

      - Client Feedback – The Legal 500 2021

    Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

    February 2021


    To our valued clients and partners,

    As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

    Our commitment to you

    We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. In line with Government guidance we will be limiting face-to-face contact as much as possible. We are able to facilitate all client appointments by either video or conference call to suit your needs.

    If you have any queries please contact your usual legal advisor to discuss appointment options.

    Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.

    If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

    If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at law@wilkes.co.uk or contact you usual legal advisor.

    Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

    The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors

    Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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