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Christianne Silverwood

Consultant Employment Solicitor

‘‘I take a pragmatic approach to resolving employment issues, taking into account the law as well as practical and economic considerations. This helps employees and employers obtain the very best outcome.”


I am an experienced solicitor with HR expertise based in Brighton and Hove and Shoreham. I represent employees and employers dealing with handbooks and contracts, disability discrimination, dismissals, Settlement Agreements and employment status.


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My clients include employees and employers in a range of employment scenarios. Many of my employee clients have been faced with dismissals due to capability, conduct, redundancy and TUPE, or have suffered discrimination at work, or been subject to unlawful deductions.

My employer clients come from both the voluntary and private sector often looking to strengthen their contracts and handbooks, or looking to negotiate Settlement Agreements with staff.


I graduated from Goldsmiths College London with a 2:1 degree in Psychology. After working as a legal adviser for a law centre in Brighton, I returned to university to study law and completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, graduating with a Commendation in 2003. I qualified as a solicitor in 2005, and have worked as a consultant solicitor for Martin Searle Solicitors since September 2017.

Other experience

Before joining Martin Searle Solicitors, I worked for private firms that specialised in immigration and Employment Law. In my early career as a solicitor, I was a housing and welfare solicitor which allowed me to gain valuable experience as an advocate.

Throughout my working life, I have volunteered for various voluntary organisations including the Citizens Advice, providing advice to a range of clients on debt, housing, welfare, consumer and Employment Law.

I have a life too

When I am not working I love to spend time with family and friends, walking the South Downs and enjoying the fresh air. My young family keep me busy and active but I also love yoga, cycling, and, at the end of the day, a good book.

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