Testimonials

I have had the pleasure of working with Nicola for the past few years, and I have never been disappointed in the sound and balanced guidance she has provided. She takes the time to ask questions to fully illuminate a matter (often things I had not considered), and she provides well thought out advice and workable solutions. I recommend her without hesitation.

Amy Garr, VP, Human Resources at DHISCO, Inc.

Our firm has worked with Julian Taylor Solicitors for a number of years. We receive clear, pragmatic employment advice in what can be complex and difficult situations which require time critical solutions. Julian and his team are always available at short notice and they are a pleasure to work with. We would have no hesitation in recommending JTS as a stand-out, commercial employment law firm.

UK HR Manager, International intellectual property consultancy

I have known and worked with Julian and his team over many years and know I will get clear, timely and unambiguous advice, when asking for their assistance, which in my experience can be a rare thing when dealing with Employment law.

Ian Wenman, Vivarail Ltd

Decisive, responsive and commercial

Rebecca Kaye, Sipara

We have worked with Julian for nearly 3 years now following a recommendation from our Legal Director. Julian took the time to understand our business and how we operate, and gives concise, insightful, solution oriented advice that fits our business, acting as a business partner rather than focusing simply on statute. Our environment is extremely fast paced and complex with stakeholders in various timezones and at different levels of understanding of UK requirements. Julian has always been highly responsive and manages the needs of our international stakeholders with ease.

Kate Mellon, Workday UK Ltd

Our company has engaged Julian on a range of matters over a number of years. We have always found his advice to be clear, measured and succinct. This advice has then enabled us to work efficiently and effectively with Julian which in turn has led to either the early resolution of issues or the strengthening of our hand when escalating matters through to claim or litigation. Julian’s approach to his advice has always been refreshing and it sits very well with our business need for practical solution based advice.

Robert-Scott Lee – Chancellors Group of Estate Agents Ltd

We found the specialist knowledge and expertise offered when facing a very difficult and contentious HR issue to be extremely balanced, appropriate and highly professional at all times. The advice was not only invaluable, it ensured we had a positive result and our organisation was ideally placed to move forward in a positive manner. Without question, Julian and his team were the right choice and a massive asset.

Ashley Metcalfe, Chief Executive, British Weight Lifting

I would not hesitate to recommend Julian Taylor Solicitors. During the 8 years I have been HR manager in my current organisation, the business has utilised JTS for retained legal services and the team have assisted throughout a range of situations. I have always received timely and professional yet friendly advice, and frequently different options for consideration in terms of deciding best way forward for best practice and risk management.

Specific projects JTS have advised on are complex employee relations matters including grievance, disciplinary, capability and underperformance up until dismissal; TUPE outsourcing with the UK and abroad; and various redundancy-related matters resulting from various business re-organisations over the years.

In addition to using JTS from a business perspective, I have recommended JTS to several friends and/or family members who have needed to consult employment lawyers. Everyone who used JTS spoke highly of the quality of advice and support that they received.

HR Manager, US owned multinational, South East London

I am very happy to highly recommend Julian and his team as when I need to call, I consistently get prompt, informed and pragmatic advice. He and his team are able to quickly grasp the key issues and to provide a straightforward, robust assessment together with a cost effective plan of action.

Karen Manby, HR Specialist

Whenever we require professional legal and practical advice I know I can depend on the team at Julian Taylor Solicitors. I have worked with Julian for over 9 years and they have supported us with expert, sensible and commercially focused advice across many aspects of human resources and employment law.

Moira Laird, Human Resources Director, Valor Hospitality Limited

I found myself in a very awkward, somewhat complex employment situation which was causing me great anxiety. Faced with exclusion and potential dismissal, I confided in a friend who is an HR professional. She referred me to Nicola at Julian Taylor Solicitors, having always had positive outcomes, whether in her own personal professional experience or for those to whom she recommended her.

I am very glad (and relieved) to say that my own case and experience did not damage my friend’s 100% record. My appeal was not only successful, it was judged by my employer’s HR representative to be the best they had ever seen, resulting in a resolution in record time.

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Nicola Wallbank to anyone who finds themselves in need of legal advice in any employment situation.

 

Lecturer

I had reason to call on Julian Taylor Solicitors’ expertise as I needed some expert advice on a compromise agreement with an ex employer. They were recommended to me by a friend who works in HR who had achieved some excellent outcomes working with Nicola Wallbank. I found Nicola to be extremely professional and helpful. She carefully guided me through the process and stepped in whenever a problem with the employer occurred. We ultimately reached a satisfactory and painless outcome which was a testament to Nicola’s patience and professionalism. I have no hesitation in recommending Nicola and Julian Taylor Solicitors (and indeed I have done so on many an occasion).

 

Managing Director of a Training Business

Nicola, supported us on a legal matter, this was handled superbly in a very professional manner, her knowledge supported our case with a very positive outcome.

Nick Kidby, IFA

I would really like to thank you for all your help and advice during this whole process and a really big thank you to Adam who has been fantastic throughout!

Greg Jordan, Managing Director

May I take this opportunity to say that it has been a pleasure to work with you, and I have been impressed with your intelligence, knowledge and diligence.  Thank you for this!

University Academic

I would happily recommend Julian Taylor Solicitors where service is both professional and personal and delivered in a friendly, ‘non-stuffy’ manner with the client very much at the centre.

Chris Page, Independent Business Owner

Julian Taylor Solicitors were recommended to me by one of the foremost barristers’ chambers specialising in Employment Law. As sometime senior partner of a central London law firm I was in the unhappy position of having to take proceedings in the Tribunal against my ex-colleagues. My opponents employed many delaying tactics including unnecessary appeals on preliminary points of law and what might charitably be called obfuscation. Throughout the three years it took to get to the full hearing Julian’s very personal hand rested gently on my shoulder. He has many talents including a strong intellect and knowledge of his subject, but I particularly valued his huge support and good sense in keeping me from behaving like my Labrador and heading off into the woods to chase rabbits.

The damages I was eventually awarded came in the middle of the range of his forecast at the inception of proceedings. His skill also won me an award of aggravated damages, which are very rare in the Tribunal – I believe found to be due in less than 1% of cases.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Julian and his excellent team to anyone who requires first class practical and measured advice on employment matters.

Former Senior Partner of a central London law firm

The clear and practical advice I was given resulted in better discussions with my employer in a redundancy situation. Julian Taylor Solicitors were able to quickly digest detail and highlight only the important issues for attention. This contrasted against the sometimes sloppy and delayed work we could see from the brand name City firm used by HR. I also encourage those considering a new job offer to invest in advice from JulianTaylor Solicitors to explain any issues in the contract and suggest constructive amendments. Julian Taylor Solicitors was recommended to me via a relative in the legal profession, and I can only pass on that recommendation to others having experienced good service and advice first hand.

Investment services professional, London

Having worked in a number of roles in the financial services sector I have used Julian ‘s services on a number of occasions and have always been impressed with his ability to quickly understand the issues and provide practical solutions being both sensible and pragmatic. I continue to work with a number of large law firms and it is a welcome contrast to work with Julian Taylor Solicitors who are able to provide the level of legal knowledge but on a more personal basis.

Brent Escott

I have no hesitation in recommending Julian and his team. As a construction industry professional with over 35 years’ experience I have engaged them on more than one occasion. Julian is quick to grasp and assess the complexity of issues and provide sound advice from both a commercial and personal point of view. He has always been on hand to discuss matters at length and often out of hours, I have never felt that advice or service was compromised by budgetary constraints. I can, without reservation, say that Julian’s advice and support will compliment and add value to any business or individual.

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