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
- Settlement agreements
- 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.
“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
“Marie put me at ease at all times and trusted that she would always work for my best interest. She did not let me down.” Mrs M, 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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