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Insurance

We are able to provide, via a third-party provider, legal expense insurance to cover our legal costs, settlements and awards from the ACAS Conciliation stage to cover through to an Employment Tribunal issued against you and we are authorised by Insurers to handle and manage claims on their behalf. Please note that any indication is subject to a completed proposal form before the Insurers can bind cover. For policy terms and conditions please contact us for full details.

In order for us to provide an indicative insurance quote please provide us with the following information:

  • 1. Business sector;
  • 2. Wageroll – should exclude Employers NI and Pensions;
  • 3. Employee numbers;
  • 4. Details of any claims in the last three years.
  • Please note that you will be required to complete a proposal form so that the third-party insurance provider can provide you with a definitive quote.

    Unlike other providers we do not tie you in to long contracts and insurance is usually renewable annually. If you do not wish to renew you are under no obligation to do so.

    We offer this option for those businesses who require an additional layer of protection in the event of a claim. With so many employees insured under their home and contents policies in the event that they need to commence a claim and following the abolition of the fees regime, more and more employers are looking to insurance as a belt and braces option.

    Similarly we do not insist that you take insurance if you do not wish to do so.

    We do not have a one size fits all approach and we allow you to pick and mix the services that you require and that fits your budget and attitude to risk.

    For more information please contact us on 0113 322 9222 to speak to one of our employment law specialists.

We are not authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. However, we are permitted to carry on insurance mediation activity, which is broadly the advising on, selling and administration of insurance contracts related to our legal work. This part of our business, including arrangements for complaints or redress if something goes wrong, is regulated by Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Our Employment Law Team

Marie Walsh
Director, Employment Solicitor & Workplace Mediator

Marie Walsh is a Director/Employment Law Solicitor & fully qualified 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.

Emma Cartlidge
Employment Law Solicitor

Emma has a joint honors degree in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of the West of England, Bristol. Emma has completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law in Bristol and the LLM Legal Practice Course at Leeds Law School.

What our clients say about Consilia Legal on


  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Tatiana Sebastiao
    12/24/2019

    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  Honest , sensible and efficient advice given over telephone . Very impressed . Would recommend

    thumb alison purdy
    4/26/2020

    review rating 5  Andy Boyde made the process straight forward and easy (Redundancy contract). I found him very knowledgable and was able to answer all my questions with ease. I would recommend the firm for employment matter.

    thumb Mark Timmons
    2/26/2020
  • review rating 5  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

    thumb Kelly Rawson
    12/18/2019

    review rating 5  Consilia Legal was recommended by a friend. Victoria provided excellent guidance in a timely manner. Would definitely recommend.

    thumb Alison Metcalfe
    4/06/2020
  • review rating 5  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 !

    thumb RAVINDER Heer
    1/09/2020

    review rating 5  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.

    thumb liam miller
    3/06/2020
  • 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  I emailed Sarah at Consilia and received a very quick response. Sarah agreed to call me the following day and called me at the agreed time so no waiting for the call! Sarah was fantastic, she offered great advice and left me feeling alot more positive and informed on my situation. I cannot recommend highly enough, professional and caring and highly informative. Thank you

    thumb kate Fricker
    3/26/2020
  • review rating 5  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.

    thumb Bin Sparkes
    1/05/2020

    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  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

Awards and Accreditations

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Director, Family Solicitor & Mediator
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