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Leading HR Advice in Leeds

Are you a business who needs HR Advice in Leeds or anywhere in the UK? When you are running a business and employing staff, it is likely that there will come a time that you find yourself in a situation where you need to seek specialist Human Resources and related legal advice. You may have an internal HR specialist or work with a HR business partner, Alternatively you may be attempting to manage your employees and undertake all HR related matters yourself with the assistance of Google and the ACAS Website. We offer expert HR support for businesses in Leeds and across Yorkshire and the UK.

Our team is made up of fully qualified Employment Law Solicitors, who have extensive knowledge of Employment Law. We are here to help with a diverse range of matters such as HR support with employment contracts, managing disciplinaries, grievances, redundancies, company handbooks and more.

We can help you in any of these scenarios. We can work alongside your HR advisors or we can assist you with help and support if you or one of your colleagues are undertaking these duties and require some back up.

We have developed our own scheme called “FORTRESS” which provides HR support for businesses & Employment Law support and related insurance if required for businesses of all sizes. Unlike some other providers our team is made up of fully qualified Employment Law Solicitors, who have extensive knowledge of up to date Employment Laws and practices and are also fully trained in assisting you with any litigation in the employment Tribunals.

We are able to help with a diverse range of matters such as general HR support, sense checks and second opinions, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, staff handbooks and policies, guidance as to disciplinary & grievance matters, redundancy and restructuring strategy and compliance advice, TUPE guidance, whistleblowing advice, and we also provide fully insured advice in relation to all areas of discrimination legislation.

We get to know your business from the outset by meeting you face to face and get a firm grasp and understanding of the specific issues that are impacting or may impact your business.

We ensure that all your policies and procedures are up to date and that you have a full suite of documents that will protect you from former staff poaching employees, customers, and confidential information or intellectual property. Our fully qualified advisors are on hand via phone, email, and/or face to face to suit the needs of your business. You will always have a specific point of contact who is familiar with your business.

No delays, no lengthy onerous contracts, no call centres and no box ticking. Just tailored commercial strategic advice.

We ensure that all your policies and procedures are up to date and that you have a full suite of documents that will protect you from former staff poaching employees, customers, and confidential information or intellectual property. Our fully qualified advisors are on hand via phone, email, and/or face to face to suit the needs of your business. You will always have a specific point of contact who if familiar with your business.

If you do not have a qualified HR advisor and you require on the ground assistance we are also able to put you in touch with our recommended full qualified CIPD member contacts and partners.

Whether you are looking to outsource your HR and legal support entirely or you need help and assistance with a one-off matter, our specialist team are here to support you.

Consider us an additional layer of protection for your business. Contact Employment Law Solicitors in Leeds today to discuss how Consilia HR Support can add value to your business.

What Is Fortress?


Fully insured in the event of employment tribunal claims subject to following our advice.


Ongoing HR and Employment law advice ensuring you are up to date with the latest legislation.


Rolling contract following initial 12-month term therefore no long-term commitment.


Tailored documents suitable for the direct needs of your business.


Responses within agreed parameters to ensure high quality service.


Expert guidance to protect the interests of your business and manage your staff effectively.


Specialist and dedicated commercial advice.


SRA regulated employment law solicitors.

Fortress Fees

We offer flexible options when it comes to levels of cover. Pay as you go which is an hourly rate,
a monthly fixed fee retainer which is calculated dependent on your headcount, or you can purchase
blocks of 10 hours at a discounted rate.

Areas of Expertise

Employment Tribunals
Sickness Absence Management
Capability Management
Disciplinary and Grievances
Working Time Regulations

Holiday Pay
Paternity and Maternity Leave
Contracts & Handbooks

Restrictions & Restraint Of Trade
Flexible Working
Furlough Advice
Early Conciliation and ACAS – COT3’s
Workplace Mediation
Settlement Agreements

Our Employment Law & HR Support Team

Marie Walsh
Director, Employment Solicitor & Workplace Mediator

Marie Walsh is a Director/Employment Law Solicitor & fully trained workplace mediator. Marie heads the HR & Employment Law team and has a wealth of experience in assisting businesses and individuals with a wide spectrum of employment law matters. She is also well known for her excellent work in the area of settlement agreements.

Andy Boyde
Associate, Employment Law

Andy Boyde is a former professional rugby union player and employment solicitor. Andy qualified as a solicitor in 2015 and specialises in advising individuals, owner managed businesses and SMEs. Andy provides sensible, straight-forward and commercial advice to his clients.

Victoria Horner
Senior Associate, Employment Law

Victoria is an associate at the firm and an experienced solicitor in the Employment team. She provides expert practical advice and assists both individuals and Commercial clients. Victoria is approachable, reliable and straight talking.

What our clients say about Consilia Legal on

  • I could not have asked any more from Andy. He was really friendly and helped me through a very difficult time. He did not waist time, both to make sure we resolved the matter quickly but also to keep cost to a minimum. I’m extremely happy with his services.

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    Tatiana Sebastiao

    Great service provided by Andy from initial contact all the way through to completion. Very helpful and knowledgeable and helped to get everything sorted out quickly. I would highly recommend.

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    liam miller
  • 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

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    Jon Geldart

    Marie and her team are down to earth straight talking lawyers. I have worked on the other side of cases and her straight talking no nonsense approach is effective and refreshing. I refer clients to her and to the family team wherever possible and I know they are always looked after.

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    Jodie Jae
  • 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!

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    Elaben Mistry Jackson

    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.

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    Amanda Keers
  • Have been using marie for employment advice for over 10 years. Wouldn't use anyone else, amazing lady!!!!

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    Mandie Jackson

    I would like to say a big thank you to Emma Cartlidge Employment Solicitor. She was extremely professional, friendly and polite and very thorough in her work. Emma helped me with my matter making sure to stay in touch and keep me fully informed at all stages. The service from Consillia Legal has been amazing. Everyone I have spoken to has been super friendly and so helpful including Matt on Reception and Victoria who I spoke to for initial advice. This is definitely a 5-star rated law firm and I would not hesitate to recommend Emma and her colleagues. A big thank you !

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  • Consilia Legal, and Marie in particular, have helped me a number of times with thorough and caring legal advice. This last time she helped me negotiate my way out of a difficult work situation.

    As a result of her candid advice I was able to:
    a) Leave amicably by resigning
    b) Secure 3 months pay in lieu of notice
    c) Obtain written confirmation a standard reference would be provided

    Wonderful work as always and much appreciated!

    I would add there was a detailed plan in place should an amicable separation not have been possible, but this was not needed in the end due to the aforementioned candour. Always best to find an amicable solution.

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    Rich Holden

    Marie and her team helped us understand all the legal jargon ! Great people to deal with �

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    Jonathan Reed
  • Marie Walsh is undoubtedly the best employment solicitor in Leeds, if not the whole of Yorkshire. I always knew this from her great reputation and she recently assisted me with a very complex and difficult matter. Marie handled the situation with a pragmatic approach and endless patience. I cannot recommend her enough - she is an absolute superstar! I also dealt with Andy Boyde in her absence who was extremely professional and great to deal with.

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    Bin Sparkes

    positive review Andy and the team looked after me with great skill, I would highly recommend Consilla if you have a problem at work. Trevor

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    Trevor Paget
  • 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.

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    Sophie Webb

    I had to get a Solicitor a pretty short notice, and Andy was able to see me the same day. He made me feel very at ease and explained everything to me so I could understand it better. I would highly recommend Consilia to everyone
    Thank you again Andy for your fantastic advice and support

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    Kelly Rawson

Awards and Accreditations

Laura Clapton
Director, Family Solicitor & Mediator
0113 887 4672
0786 023 2975

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Marie Walsh
Director, Employment Solicitor & Mediator
0113 887 4670
07736 252 681

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    Emma Cartlidge
    Employment Law Solicitor
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      Associate Employment Law Solicitor
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        Senior Associate, Employment Law
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