what our clients say
We have been working with the Leathes Prior Employment Team for 5 years. They have helped us with contract initiations, employee grievances, staff restructuring, and general HR support. Throughout our time working together they have been efficient, highly reactive, and respectful of our company's needs. I truly feel that the LP team is part of the DMD team after working so closely together over the years. We can’t recommend them enough and we would like to give a special thanks to Sarah Appleton for her devotion to our account and brutal honesty when it’s needed, as us as customers aren’t always right!
Harriet is a fantastic lawyer. She is incredibly knowledgeable but also kind. She was extremely responsive, kept me up to date and went out of her way to make sure I was OK. A true champion of mental health and so understanding of the impact being involved in contentious issues, particularly employment ones, can have. Dan also seamlessly stepped in when Harriet was on annual leave and I always felt I was in good hands. Everyone expects their lawyer to know the law but sadly what isn’t a given is compassion, value for money and a personal touch. Harriet (and Dan) gave me that and I am very grateful.
Dan Chapman is the best solicitor I've ever worked with. We've used him for years.
My confidence in the outcome was never in doubt as you guys are great, both in the preparation and the execution. I really enjoy working with you for your professionalism and your humour, both go a long way so thanks again.
We honestly could not have got through the year without your help.
I love you guys! You’re so can do. Thanks for your help, as I said before, you guys rock!
We contacted Zanthe for support with navigating restrictive covenant clauses, she was super responsive to our initial enquiry and set up a consultation call very rapidly for us. On the call she provided us with very detailed, clear advice and took the time to walk us through different scenarios and what to expect. At the end of the call we had everything we needed to be confident of our next steps. Working with Zanthe is an absolute pleasure and I would highly recommend her.
I want to thank you and the whole team at Leathes Prior for your amazing support this year, I personally have appreciated the professionalism and the speed with which you have always answered all my queries and assisted me.
Under normal circumstances, the service we receive from Leathes Prior is always efficient and top class, however your timely responses and insightful advice as have grappled with furloughing as well as the on-going business as usual demands (ETs / Good Work Plan / Holiday Pay / GDPR to name but a few !), have been particularly appreciated in these surreal times, especially as I know you will have been dealing with an unprecedented number of queries from all your clients. So a huge thank-you on behalf of the Board and specifically from my team with whom you have shown inordinate patience !
It’s not a helpline, it’s a lifeline.
You really are the best – so thanks for all your support this year – you have simply been the best with my young directors, holding their hands at every turn. You are almost one of the team!!
A huge official thank-you to you both for all the hard work and expertise you applied to help us win this case… I never doubted either of you on this one, but still worthy of due recognition for a job well done.
Thank you and that is amazingly quick – service with a smile!
Gosh what a weekend, you are amazing!
Just a quick email to thank you for all of your advice and support throughout this process. You are an absolute credit to your profession and your law firm. You will, without doubt, be receiving future recommendations based on your work ethic, honesty and pure professionalism.
Zanthe gave me really good counsel. She delivered a confident, high-quality service, which delivered good outcomes with unexpected swiftness. 5-stars!
I have been working with Harriet Howes for quite a while now and she is fantastic, realistic thorough and always on point. Communications are always as expected and overall a fantastic person to take you through the kind of situations you need legal support on. I have used Leathes Prior in company litigation on several occasions and again fantastic in whatever teams you interact with.
I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you again for the high standard of service that we received from you. I found your advice to be very clear, useful and prompt which made a real difference in what was a very stressful and difficult situation. I am very happy with how the matter was dealt with and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Leathes Prior, and yourself in particular, to others. Thanks also to Coco who assisted you.
Thank you for all your excellent advice, negotiations for the additional amounts and particularly your kind support - very much appreciated. It was good to know, throughout that there was a professional from whom I could get the right support and feel I could trust them to treat me well. I would definitely recommend you to others.
I want to thank you very much for your support on this matter and tell you that if it had not been for you making this process a bit easier I would have struggled to cope with all the stressful affects of it. Please also pass on my thanks to Coco for her initial reassurances and knowledge.
Firstly, we are very grateful for Dan representing us on Thursday. You saved us extra legal costs and were very helpful in briefing us on the subtle distinctions in considering last minute options. I could almost hear your mind impressively whirring. It would have been very easy to have launched us into battle, having done all your expert preparation, especially at the twelfth hour with us all fired up, chomping at the bit. Restraint doesn't come easily to me. With your expert guidance, we made the right decision. Tricky to accept at the time but I'm reminded whatever the issue, usually the hardest option is best. Ours sincere thanks also to Sarah for her diligence and hard work behind the scenes. She is clearly a very talented asset to the number one law firm in the County.
Leathes Prior acts for a large number of large employers across East Anglia, though it has a particularly strong presence in Norfolk. The practice led by Dan Chapman is known for its Employment Tribunal advocacy. Partner Sarah Appleton is recommended for complex TUPE and redundancy matters.
Response times are the best and industry knowledge is first class at Leathes Prior.
Advise national clients across a wide range of employment issues, with notable experience at the Employment Tribunal. Noted also to act for a diverse spectrum of employers, including those in the sport, education and franchising sectors.
They are a professional and customer-focused firm who are successful and a pleasure to work with.
Excellent in all respects – quick, practical advice and good value for money.
I really do appreciate your support and advice during what has been a very unsettling and stressful time. Having you there beside me has been a massive boost in helping me to see through what seemed a pretty thick fog at times.
Can I take this opportunity of sincerely thanking you for all your patience, advice, support and enthusiasm – at times when the going looked difficult you in your pragmatic style kept our feet on the ground, and reassured us that we were strong and in the right. We will always be extremely grateful.
Leathes Prior is one of the big players in employment disputes in East Anglia. Tough fighter Dan Chapman is a household name in high-value matters. It is hard to find someone who is so capable and prepared to fight hard.
The Employment Team is noted as active on the employer side and also able to offer experience in representing employee claims. A highly reputable player in the local market and also noted for work on behalf of clients at a national level across a full range of employment law matters. Client said "The team covers the whole spectrum of employment law matters and there have been no problems with the service - we have been very happy." Highlighted work the team has undertaken includes providing comprehensive employment law advice to a full franchise network which includes providing training and representing the client in any litigation that arises.
The team covers the whole spectrum of employment law matters and there have been no problems with the service - we have been very happy.
Dan Chapman heads the department and is acknowledged for his skills as an advocate before employment tribunals. He is excellent and very efficient; he can think on the spot and give you both an answer and direction.
The effective and efficient Dan Chapman has exceptional knowledge and business acumen. The firm’s innovative web-based employmentor service is unrivalled in its value for money.
This professional and experienced team offers a level of client service that is as close to faultless as could be achieved.
Clients trust this Norwich-based team to give clear and practical advice on the gamut of employment law issues, from tribunal claims to reorganisations.
Dan Chapman is straight to the point, prompt, professional and his advice is always relevant. The Employment Team is assertive, commercial and on top of their game and Dan Chapman is a leading individual in East Anglia.
A tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience, provides a brilliantly cohesive service and has demonstrated a capacity to undertake highly complex work.
Dan Chapman’s expanding Employment Team should be heralded for its excellent response times, commercial acumen and good value for money.
The Employment Team is high-quality and goes from strength to strength. Clients are impressed with the group’s knowledge, promptness and helpfulness.
Leathes Prior has captured the claimant market, acting for high-profile executives.
Thank you so much for taking the time to come and deliver the workshop today. I really enjoyed it. It’s always great to have a refresher.
The Employment Team has an expanding reputation with Dan Chapman noted for his speed, efficiency and thoroughness and his Tribunal appearances.
They are a very good firm - I highly recommend them.
The team is very strong, Dan Chapman is extremely quick, thorough and efficient.
Just a note to thank you for your robust advice, your patience and approachable attitude which made the nasty experience of redundancies a lot easier.
Leathes Prior treats every client and every problem individually and takes the time to listen and learn about each client in order to give relevant, practical and correct advice. The firm has a diverse client base in Norfolk that includes SMEs and national employers, as well as employees.
The team are particularly good at assimilating to their clients' situations to be able to provide the best possible advice in a timely manner.
Dan Chapman has a stellar reputation in the county and leads a team of four in which associate and ‘extremely able advocate’ Gareth Stevens is ‘particularly good at making clients feel at ease and coming up with solutions they can understand and move forward with’. Sarah Appleton and Harriet Howes are also recommended.
Advises national clients across a wide range of employment issues, with notable experience at the Employment Tribunal.
Clients praise the firm’s subscription-based Employmentor service, which provides access to legal materials and advice on HR matters and in which Sarah Appleton plays a key role.
Thank you so much for all of Hannah and Sarah’s help – “super-sonic efficient team”!! We are so grateful for everything Leathes Prior do to help us – really appreciated!