Employment Law Solicitor & Employment Mediator

Marie Walsh is an experienced employment lawyer who has acted on behalf of a wide range of clients throughout her 14 years of practice and continues to do so. She is well known and respected amongst her peers for her straightforward no nonsense approach to the issues and her common sense attitude when it comes to costs. Marie has exclusively practised in the field for over a decade and now acts predominantly on behalf of businesses and senior executives in all areas of employment law including:

Contract/Policy Drafting & Employee Handbooks
Post termination restrictions/Restraints of Trade
Discrimination
Settlement agreements
TUPE
Disciplinary and grievance procedures
Termination arrangements
Managing sickness absences
Redundancy advice
Negotiating exit arrangments/ termination packages
Early Conciliation
Employment tribunal representation and advocacy

Marie’s commercial clients range in size from a number of SME’s with around 5-25 employees to multi national organisations of around 1300 staff.

Marie is also a visiting lecturer on a number of post graduate courses delivered by at least 2 major national educational institutions and continues to lecture alongside practice which keeps her up to date with all areas of her specialism. She also believes it keeps her young and more importantly fresh thinking. In addition Marie delivers regular training and updates to CIPD North Yorkshire members both in person and by way of informative webinars. Marie’s webinars are also delivered to a number of national and sometimes global institutions. By working closely with the CIPD Marie has developed a good understanding of the main issues faced daily by HR professionals and has a great working relationship with them. She delivers specific in house training as required and is a great communicator.

Marie has been advised that her USP is however client care which is ultimately the main quality that her loyal clients base their continued instructions upon.

Here are some comments from clients and referrers about Marie’s work as an employment practitioner:

“The service offered has been most professional, they always respond promptly (often out of hours). Commercially astute, providing a clear and concise advice, keeping me well informed of developments and a balanced approach to explaining options. The team is knowledgeable and experienced – they deal with all issues in meticulous detail and ensure common sense approach is taken to choices/ options. Their rates are more than competitive for a city centre practice. Their greatest advantage is the personal approach – they care about each client; whilst providing a professional service.” Ms C, Leeds

“I just wanted to say thank you for today’s webinar – I thought your approach was wonderful and I learnt more in the half an hour webinar than the hours I have spent researching the topic!” HR Director (Anon)

“Overall excellent service, very professional and made the redundancy process as easy as possible. I would definitely recommend Consilia Legal.” Mrs B, Leeds

“I am so grateful for all your help and support on this matter. It had been the first time I had been in such a situation and felt nervous and uncertain. Marie put me at ease and helped me to get a deal I was happy with. Thank you.” Ms H, North Yorkshire

“Marie is our number one ‘go to’ with anything HR related and we can’t recommend her highly enough to our clients, colleagues, families and friends, who may be in need of her services. Marie Walsh, you really are simpy the best!!”Ms W, Leeds

“I couldn’t have been happier with your service – you and your team were a pleasure to deal with. I had absolute confidence in Marie and loved her pragmatic and no nonsense approach. I was also treated with total respect at what was a personally challenging time for me. Couldn’t recommend you highly enough.” Ms G, Harrogate

“The advice and thew way Consilia Legal dealt with my claim was efficient, jargon free and made me feel at ease at all times. I will definitely recommend this firm to others.”Anonymous, Huddersfield

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What will it cost?

We offer a range of fixed fee packages on a pay as you go basis so that you can budget and costs are kept to a manageable level. We also offer reduced fees through our fee assistance scheme (based upon an income means test).

Trusted Names In Mediation

At Consilia Mediation we recognise that the process of the breakdown of a relationship, whether in your personal or work life, is stressful and can be a very traumatic time. Our accredited mediators are sensitive in approach and highly skilled at dealing with difficult and challenging situations.

Laura Clapton
Family Solicitor & Family Mediator

Laura is an accredited Family Mediator. Laura is known for providing the highest level of client care. Laura takes a constructive and non-confrontational approach to cases, whilst ensuring she is robust and focuses on achieving the best possible results for her clients.

Marie Walsh
Employment Solicitor & Workplace Mediator

Marie Walsh is a fully trained workplace mediator. As an employment law solicitor and mediator, Marie has a wealth of experience assisting parties inside and alongside the workplace mediation setting. Marie is able to act as the mediator in workplace disputes and assist in avoiding litigation.

Sarah Manning
Associate Solicitor & Family Mediator

Sarah is an Associate Solicitor & accredited mediator and is highly experienced having worked in family law for over 10 years. Sarah is a member of Resolution, an organisation setup for professionals who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters.

What our clients say about Consilia Legal on


  • review rating 5  Very professional and got the right result for me in a very timely abs efficient manner. Great service, good advice and an excellent result I couldn’t have got on my own

    thumb Jon Geldart
    5/23/2019
  • review rating 5  Received a really good service from Marie and the team including Emma, who offered valuable support throughout. I contacted Consilia following a recommendation from a union representative. Was given great advise through her trusted associate who offered an accurate and professional assessment. Marie secured a really good outcome due to her knowledge, perseverance, conscientiousness and genuine desire to try and get the best outcome on my behalf. A lot of genuine empathy and respect expressed and a brilliant negotiator. Very well informed, experienced and brilliant communicator. True to her word re costs as discussion was upfront and honest. Very reasonable rate compared to other firms. Would recommend to others Thank you very much!

    thumb Elaben Mistry Jackson
    5/26/2019
  • review rating 5  Excellent service from Laura Clapton guiding me through a difficult divorce process. Super efficient, professional and carries out the work with understanding and compassion for your situation. Would highly recommend and have already recommended.

    thumb Jo Allan
    4/09/2019
  • review rating 5  Marie, Andy, Victoria and Emma were exceptional in their help, advice and support – all done with a non-nonsense super friendly approach. Really took the stress out of a difficult corporate employment process. I felt safe and confident in their capable hands, recommending them highly.

    thumb Sophie Webb
    6/03/2019
  • review rating 5  Marie and her staff have been very helpful. Marie had assisted me previously with an employment law issues so I had no hesitation in engaging her again. She helped me through an unpleasant job related matter when I was at a low ebb and feeling unable to fight my own corner. As before Marie gave sound, straight forward advice and took over the handling of communication with my employer until the matter was resolved. When I had to take action myself Marie was always there to consult if I was worried about something. I would thoroughly recommend Consilia Legal to anyone.

    thumb Amanda Keers
    6/24/2019

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Laura Clapton
Director, Family Solicitor & Mediator
0113 887 4672
0786 023 2975
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Director, Employment Solicitor & Mediator
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Sarah Manning
Associate Family Solicitor & Mediator
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