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Emily Yeardley


Emily Yeardley


I am an Associate in the Employment Law Department advising individuals and businesses on all aspects of employment law and human resources.

My areas of work

As an experienced employment law solicitor, I routinely advise clients on dealing with internal grievances, disciplinary procedures and redundancies and provide high quality HR documents. In addition, I advise on and robustly negotiate employee departures and draft settlement agreements, where appropriate.

I have successfully represented clients in the Employment Tribunal in claims ranging from unfair dismissal to complex discrimination claims.

Whilst I am able to provide a full-employment law advice service, I have particular expertise in advising on issues of long-term sickness absence. I regularly advise on issues relating to work-related stress, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and disability discrimination claims. I am an active contributor to The @Work Partnership's Occupational Health [at Work] Journal for Occupational Health Practitioners. I have also been invited to speak on the subject of disability discrimination by different associations and organisations.

My previous experience

I qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and have practiced employment law exclusively having started my legal career at a specialist employment law firm. I went on to work for a full-service firm where in addition to my role as an employment lawyer, I played an active role in managing the firm’s HR until I joined BakerLaw LLP in July 2017. My involvement in business development and marketing has included my role as secretary and committee member of a successful networking group and managing the firm’s social media platforms.

What clients say about me

“Emily was an ultimate professional at all times, not only adapting that to being very personable with me. I would recommend using BakerLaw for any of your needs. Emily was extremely professional and advice that was given was second to none. I will be forever grateful for their help with my employment law issues.” [Jaime Layton]

“Emily was absolutely incredible. I felt she explained everything very clearly, responded to communications very quickly meaning I never had to chase her and her support gave me much comfort during a difficult time. I will recommend Emily to anyone I know with an employment issue.” [Georgina Hancock]

“Emily is simply awesome! She made the whole process of my settlement agreement so easy and stress free, explained everything really well and responded to me extremely quickly. A fantastic level of service, which is friendly and very genuine.” [Mr M]

My interest and hobbies

My cottage garden occupies most of my time but when I am not tending to my vegetables I can be found enjoying a walk in the countryside with the family dogs or sipping a cocktail.

Qualifications and Accreditations

I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.