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Neil DwyerPartner

Neil leads our Employment team, with over 25 years’ experience in this area. He acts for a wide range of employer clients from small businesses to large national concerns. Neil is known for his ability to get to know his clients’ businesses, to anticipate their problems and provide effective, down to earth and practical solutions. He is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

Neil is named as a “Leading individual” in his field in Chambers & Partners and recommended in The Legal 500, both independently researched guides to the UK legal profession.

What others say about Neil:

On managing dismissals:

“Neil is very understanding of commercial situations and provides clear advice to suit the needs of our business.”

“Neil will help and advise you through problems with a care on how much it is costing the client.”

“Neil provides great and expert advice. He gives his own opinion, which is what you need rather than some solicitors who give you text book advice. He is a fantastic person who listens well and is strong on strategy.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for all of the work you did in guiding me through what has been a difficult time. Once again, thank you very much for your help in this matter.”

“As ever, you have distilled a daunting prospect into a rational and straightforward process.”

On conducting a Tribunal case to a hearing:

Case A: “Thank you very much for doing such a superb job for us.”

Case B: “Your level of support throughout this difficult dismissal has been excellent. You successfully steered us through the challenging balancing act between professionalism and pragmatism and our win on Friday was not just a ‘victory of the day’ but a success that was really down to months of hard work and professional guidance. We really do appreciate what you have achieved for us.

Personally I would particularly like to compliment you on the work you did for the team pre-tribunal. I know that sitting on the witness stand is a tough call and both X and Y clearly had the right amount of professional help and support to ensure they were as comfortable as they could be with the process. Thank you.”

Case C: “The process was made all the more comfortable not only by your expert knowledge and guidance but also by your personality and approach which relaxed us all into the mindset and process.”

“Notwithstanding the excellent result yesterday, your style is spot-on. You always very clearly and succinctly put the issues and risks into understandable language and were always pro-active in updating us on progress.”

Case D: “Thank you for all your help in getting the result we did in last week’s Employment Tribunal. We definitely could not have done it without you. I thought it was particularly important to have the 3 sessions on the preceding days to the Employment Tribunal, to enable us to understand your strategy and to assist us in answering the questions in the Tribunal. We would not have won without this input. Thanks once again – a well deserved outcome.” 

Case E: “Thank you for all your support. As much as it has been deeply unpleasant at times, there was never a point where we felt like we were fighting this on our own. We do very much appreciate the help with this Neil. The difference between past and this experience has been huge and very much appreciated.”

On managing business reorganisations:

“Neil approaches issues in a very commercial manner. He interprets the legalities into workable, practical solutions.”

“Neil has an ability to discuss legal matters in a no-nonsense down to earth manner at all levels in the organisation.”

“Neil gives good sound advice in terms understandable to people outside of the legal profession i.e. No ‘Legal Jargon’.”


  • "Neil Dwyer has considerable experience in HR-related matters including discrimination, reorganisation, performance issues and dismissals. One client said that 'his advice and guidance throughout our case were faultless'."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "Neil Dwyer leads the employment team and is described by clients as 'very to the point and direct. You are never in a grey area with him.'"

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "Employment law requires a degree of experience and can get complicated very quickly if not handled in the right way. Neil Dwyer's approach was very straightforward and reasonable rather than being destined to overcomplicate."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "Neil Dwyer is seen as 'an expert who manages to convert complex legal information into understandable processes.' Clients say that he is 'very personable and considerate' and admire his ability to 'liaise at all levels.'"

    - The Legal 500

  • "Neil Dwyer is admired by market sources for his astute representation of both large companies and SMEs. Clients say he is 'committed to meeting the commercial needs of all his clients."

    - Chambers & Partners