John Merry > Lanyon Bowdler > Telford, England > Lawyer Profile

Lanyon Bowdler
Kendal Court
Ironmasters Way

Work Department

John is the head of the employment department. He acts for employers of all sizes from small businesses to large national and international concerns, including in relation to business transfers, the preparation of contracts of employment, effecting dismissals and conducting in-house training.

John advises both employers and employees in connection with employment tribunal proceedings and appeals and is an experienced advocate.


Head of employment department.


1997 – 1999         Training Contract, Lanyon Bowdler

1999 – 2003         Assistant Solicitor, Lanyon Bowdler

2003 to date       Partner, Lanyon Bowdler


Employment Lawyers Association.


The Mosslands School, Wallasey

University of Liverpool, LLB (Hons) 1995

College of Law Chester, LPC 1996

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Employment > Employment

Lanyon Bowdler has a diverse practice that is recommended for its work on TUPE matters and on the employment aspects of business transfers. It is also skilled at advising schools and colleges. Head of department John Merry has a strong reputation for his work with farmers and growers. Other strengths lie in the group’s specialist advice to Court of Protection appointed deputies and case managers on the employment of carers. In addition it routinely advises employees on a myriad of other issues such as restrictive covenants and settlement agreements.