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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 excellent. Very professional, helpful and clear in her communications. She has a warm, approachable manner which makes it easy for clients to discuss concerns." [Ms D] 

“Emily communicated well and was always up to date and ensured timely responses.” Overall rating - excellent [Trefor Owen-Jones]

“My matter was dealt with efficiently and the communication I received was prompt and very clear.” Overall rating - excellent [Mr G]

“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 and Surrey Law Society.