Leaders in Employment Law

Sherrards is a leading specialist employment law firm, providing employment law advisory services, HR consultancy and employment related training from our offices in Sussex and at Heathrow.

Sherrards has four specialist employment lawyers, as well as a number of legal consultants, and is recommended by the Legal 500 and Chambers, the leading directories of the legal profession, as a provider of employment law advice.

The team at Sherrards is praised in Chambers for providing “a first-rate, seamless service, with strong, clear advice.” One client interviewed by Chambers said “With Sherrards, I feel confident and assured about taking a case forward.” Another said “The team comes across as approachable and gets back to me very promptly.”

The most recent edition of The Legal 500 describes Sherrards as “top-class” and states that “Harry Sherrard and Dan Soanes attract praise for their “brilliant commercial judgment” and “amazing attention to detail” respectively.”

Sherrards’ national client base includes organisations in the private, public, and voluntary sectors.



Sherrards provides practical and creative solutions to employment law problems. Our approach is no-nonsense, business-minded and jargon-free. We help you to get to the root of the problem and deal with it effectively – and legally!


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