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Employer Testimonials

“Matthew Grant was excellent from start to finish. He quickly identified the key issues in our particular case and gave succinct, practical advice within the budget we had discussed. He spoke in a language we all understood whilst clearly having the experience and technical knowledge in the relevant area of employment law. I would definitely recommend Martin Searle Solicitors to businesses seeking employment law advice”.

Employment Law

Robin Evans, Hon. Treasurer, Tablehurst & Plaw Hatch Community Farm Ltd

“Mr Grant was thorough and very experienced.”

Petva J

“Friendly yet professional and no legal jargon. Fiona made the whole difficult issue much easier and clearer to resolve.”

Employment Law

HR Manager, Local College

“We were impressed with the professionalism, knowledge and speed of response. Excellent advice and case handling.”

Employment Law

Head of Business Services for a District Council

“Sound legal advice based on detailed experience. Great efficiency and good grasp of strategy and tactics.”

Elliot D

“Close attention – the team was there for me throughout a difficult process – very supportive.”

Mark H

“Fiona is an excellent employment solicitor who has worked with me for some time now. She has impressed me by working tirelessly to provide me with the support and advice we need for our business.”

Support & Employment Law Advice For Employers

Hanna Smith, HR Director, Madgex

“During the past four years of my involvement with Martin Searle Solicitors I have always been treated with courtesy by all the members of staff I came into contact with. Stuart Markless is a true gentleman and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needed the same advice as myself.”

Age Discrimination & Unfair Dismissal

George W

“I was more than satisfied with the overall level of service.  Excellent communication and down-to-earth delivery of advice. Professionalism at all times.”

George T

Thank you so much for your help Matthew – the service has been incredible!

Employment Tribunal Claim

Amber T

“Excellent, knowledge and capability from Fiona. Totally trusted her advice and very much worth it.”

Richard K

“My case involved an excessive amount of detailed work, which Matthew Grant undertook with skill and sensitivity, all the while giving a running commentary on the likely outcome and projected costs.”

Wrongful Dismissal

Colin D

“Very thorough, clear advice and easy to understand.”

Employment Law


“Thanks to Martin Searle’s training I feel much more confident and better equipped to handle these issues.”

HR Training

Abioye G

“Excellent advice. Very clear and with a no nonsense approach.”

Julie P

“Matthew explained all legal info in layman’s terms which was very helpful.”

Robert F

“Exceptional fast response to my requests. Exceeded my expectations.”

Employment Law

Large Employer

“Matthew provided excellent advice and support throughout the whole matter and I would have no hesitation in recommending him and the firm.”

Sophie T

“Martin Searle Solicitors has an excellent reputation for dedication and professionalism in handling delicate situations. I was not disappointed. Fiona’s attention to detail and tenacity of approach are a winning combination.”

Employment Law

Ian R, Managing Partner, Churchers Solicitors

“Our legal matters have been dealt with effectively and promptly and litigation and employment advice has been of the highest standard.”

Employment Law

Alison B, Financial Director, Screen Solutions

“I am grateful to Martin Searle Solicitors for helping us to flush-out an opportunistic County Court claim by an ex-worker. Matthew Grant’s expert grasp of specialist employment contracts, his careful tactics and a ‘no nonsense’ approach towards the opponent made him realise what he was up against. This led to the claim being resolved in our favour extremely quickly and at minimal cost, whilst preserving our reputation. I would definitely recommend Martin Searle Solicitors to recruitment agencies and employers faced with complex or sensitive claims”.

Employment Contract Dispute

Director, Employment Agency

Thank you very much for all of your help. You are truly a forced to me reckoned with!

Settlement Agreement

Gregg W

“Fiona is a very knowledgeable solicitor and works in a very effective manner.”

Employment Law


“Clear, simply-put advice. Quick to understand my situation. No frills. Friendly.”

Courtney B

“Martin Searle Solicitors were outstanding. Their friendly and professional approach was appreciated in defending my business at the Employment Tribunal. I am delighted that we won our case and they went the extra mile to obtain our costs.”

Defence at Employment Tribunal

Paul Smith, Owner, Swim UK

“Amazing result Matthew – heartfelt congratulations from me. I have been extremely impressed throughout with your excellent handling of the case, your objective, constructive and professional advice and the way you absolutely went the extra mile to deliver a first rate service that overcame barriers of language and culture.”

Scott R

“The assistance and advice I received from Matthew has been invaluable to me in my position as Chairperson of a Community Organisation. Always on hand, prompt, professional and knowledgeable he helped to make my job as easy as possible (and almost enjoyable!) I also learned a lot and it was a very steep learning curve for me.”

Elizabeth Beckett, Chair HCA

“Fiona has provided me with excellent legal advice on structuring my PR business to gain maximum benefit by employing and using consultants for projects and client work. I have consulted her on many occasions and she has been spot on every time. She has huge integrity and is great fun to work with.”

Employment Law Advice On Structuring Business

Paula Seager, Managing Director, Natural PR Ltd.

“Fast response times, extremely helpful and efficient. Overall an excellent service.”

Julie S

“I would highly recommend Martin Searle Solicitors to anyone knowing that they would receive sound and satisfactory advice at all times.”

Gareth E

“Using your professional services resolved what had been a very stressful situation.”

Employment Law

Peter H

“Excellent, friendly and professional advice and support.”

Employment Law

“We deal with HR issues in several countries, so I need solid practical advice. In Martin Searle Solicitors we have found a reliable and efficient adviser who provides us with the information we need to make decisions.”

Employment Law

Wanda S, Global HR Director, Planon Group

“The advice has been invaluable in taking our business forward. The team went out of their way to reassure staff allowing them to stay motivated and focused in difficult circumstances.”

Employment Law

HR manager

“Martin Searle Solicitors’ expert and timely advice has been invaluable in helping us safeguard and develop our organisation.”

Employment Law

Brighton Festival Fringe

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your work on this case.

You have been nothing short of exceptional in dealing with us, the insurer and the claimant’s solicitor and I feel that your expertise, knowledge and swift turnaround in everything has been first class.

Disability Discrimination

Car Crash Insurance

“The advice has been invaluable in taking our business forward. The team went out of their way to reassure staff allowing them to stay motivated and focused in difficult circumstances.”

Employment Law

HR Manager

“I have used your services before and have recommended you to others and would certainly do so again.”

Julie S

Throughout all stages of the process I was personally reassured with your guidance and experience. Your thoroughness when focusing / establishing the facts of the case ensured we had every chance of being successful. The relief of stopping an attack on our business is worth every £ of your service. Thank you.

“Not only do Martin Searle Solicitors know their stuff, they understood what our business needed and helped us make decisions. They are personable, down to earth and have a great sense of humour too.”

Employment Law

Large Employer

“Laura Middleton met with representatives from Sussex Nightstop to advise and help us review our staffing and related policy documentation. Laura was immensely helpful. She listened to us and made key suggestions which helped us develop our systems and policies. Laura and her team were considerate and showed insight and understanding into the needs of our organisation. I cannot praise Martin Searle Solicitors highly enough!”

Mark Price, Assistant Head of School, University of Brighton

“Professional, courteous and accessible service.”

Alwyn E

“In my opinion, the provision of information and advice was probably the best I’ve experienced in a long time. Timely, efficient and clear.”

George T

“Fiona bought closure to my ongoing Compromise Agreement. She was genuinely interested in helping and gave expert, professional and easy to understand advice. She also pointed out and resolved other issues I had not thought possible.”

Compromise Agreement

Sophie Y

“Fiona was working with a few of us and to a tight time frame. Very professional and explained all the jargon well. Happy with the outcome.”

Sashka P

“Matthew was extremely professional, courteous and supportive throughout.”

Robert F

“I needed a solicitor to guide me through the restructure of my business which Fiona Martin achieved with insightful advice enabling the business to grow.”


Dave Bridges, Owner, Fruit Design

“Fiona Martin was supportive and understanding at a very difficult time and was instrumental in getting us legal expenses from our insurers.”

Employment Law

Simon L, Director, Novatron Scientific

“The information was clear and concise and easy to follow. Whenever I needed any additional information, it was provided quickly and clearly.”

Julie S

“The relief when we won [our case] cannot be adequately put into words and was down to Martin Searle Solicitors guiding us the whole way. Every penny spent with them was utterly worth it. Thank you.”

Employment Law

Managing Director, Local Business

“Professional advice. Easy to get on with. Always helpful.”

Employment Law

HR Director, Madgex

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