Joe Hyland, Partner

I qualified as a Solicitor in 2019 and have 4 years of pre-qualification in employment law.

I am a solicitor and have acted on employment and county court matters. I have managed numerous Settlement Agreements and always pursue the best possible outcomes for my clients.


I have been with the Firm full time since June 2014, starting as a Paralegal before becoming a Trainee Solicitor and then a Solicitor in September 2019. I studied a law degree part-time and then LPC and am the first person in the Firm’s history to successfully train to become a Solicitor whilst working at the firm.

Whilst at PJH Law I have assisted on two High Court matters, one of which went to the Court of Appeal, as well as numerous Tribunals. Until the successful Unison challenge, I was the Firm’s fee remission specialist helping clients get their fees remitted and helping them access justice.

Previously I have worked for PJH Law on numerous occasions covering holidays. I even spent one summer digitalising the Firm’s archives, a process that involved removing a lot of staples and even more scanning!

Outside Activities

Away from work I enjoy film, music, walking, food – especially cheese – and sport. I support Crystal Palace Football Club, for my sins, and regularly attend games both home and away.

I also have two young children and, like most parents, enjoy spending most of my free time with my partner and them. When I’m child free you will most likely find me in the pub or on the sofa.

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I am from the area and did my GCSEs at Casterton College and A-Levels at Bourne Grammar School. From there I went to study Geography at the University of the West of England in Bristol and achieved a 2.1 in my degree, annoyingly I was just shy of a First Class Honours.

During my third year I took an elective in Environmental Law and this sparked my interest about working in Law upon graduation.

I passed my LPC with a distinction in 2019.

Client testimonials

“The service was professional, respectful and efficient, offering excellent unbiased advice and support, making a very stressful experience much easier to manage. Thank you”

Juliet Edwards-Morris

“A huge thank you to Joe and everyone at PJH Law for all their help, advice and assistance. I found them to be extremely professional and compassionate. I thoroughly recommend them to anyone experiencing employment difficulties.”

Stephen Robertson

“When I contacted PJH Law, I was very impressed with the calm and professional way in which they helped me and also kept me up to date on all matters with my case. I want to thank all the staff at PJH Law for helping me, especially Joe Hyland.”

Colin Dickson

“This company was amazing! Handled my case quickly and efficiently. I was so pleased to feel someone was on my side and supporting me. All communications were clear and I was able to make clear choices as the case progressed. Off course I was also delighted to receive the payments I was owed very quickly.
I have no hesitation in recommending Joe and PJH Law.”

Angela Walker

“I was recommended PJHLaw by a colleague when I entered a termination of employment negotiation with my previous employer. My initial impression was of a very professional and friendly team who immediately put me and my genuine concerns to rest and proceeded to work actively and diligently on my case.

Joe Hyland, who represented me, ensured the whole process was smooth and explained each step in the procedure and decision I needed to make, and concluded the process to my advantage. I can absolutely recommend PJHLaw and Joe as professional, friendly and expert in their field.”

Alexander Mathew Wilson

“I was very impressed with the service I received at PJH, from the initial phone call I made right through to the result at the end. I was kept informed at every stage and my wishes were listened to and acted on. Joe is incredibly knowledgeable and expertly steered my case to a very satisfactory conclusion. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend these wonderful people to anyone requiring employment law services.”

Lauren Gallagher

“Would just like to thank Joe for everything that he did for me. He took the time to explain things and most of all made me feel that was a person and not a number. I would recommend  JPH Law to everybody. Thank you again Joe.”

Wendy Parker

“The advice given from Joe was clear and they responded to queries quickly. I was happy with the service provided”


“Cannot fault PJH Law at all. Dealt with in a friendly, reassuring, and professional manor at all times. Would highly recommend them to any future client. I personally dealt with Philip and he was great. I was always made a fresh coffee whenever I had appointments with them.”


“Very efficient, excellent service; highly recommended.”


“Professional, Timely, Accurate and Efficient – PJH Law gets my recommendation!.”


A highly professional service; knowledgeable, organised, responsive and competitively priced. It does not get better than that.”

J Rhodes

“I was made to feel very welcome and received excellent professional advice. My case was dealt with promptly, and I am very happy with the outcome. Joe was superb in dealing with my case and I would definitely recommend PJH Law to anyone looking for expert advice in employment law.”


“Thank you so much to Joe for recovering funds that were due to me, I found your service very professional, communication was excellent and I was fully informed throughout the whole process. Thank you, I will definitely recommend you to friends and family.”


“Brilliant service, I was very well looked after. Many thanks to Joe Hyland.”

Lesley Pointer

“I can’t rate them highly enough. Worked very closely with Joe Hyland and found them to be attentive, supportive and informative whilst remaining practical and giving sound advice throughout the process. For me, I will definitely use them again and would highly recommend.”

Sara Simpson

“Thank you for all your support. Really easy to deal with and made sure throughout the process I was well informed and understood the sometimes complex language and was always clear on the next steps.

No hesitation in using you again or recommending you. Thank you again.”

Vanessa Anderson

” PJH Law were fantastic, Joe was empathetic and understanding. His advice was clear and sensible and I really felt a weight had been lifted off my shoulders with Joe involved.

I could not recommend Joe and PJH Law enough.”

Victoria Fern

“Seriously the best law firm I have dealt with. Joe really took the time to understand my situation and I didn’t feel rushed, just supported. Throughout the entire process, Joe was quick to respond to all my questions. He is patient, calm and professional, not to mention successful! Great-thank you.”


“I cannot recommend PJH law enough, my case was dealt with by Joe Hyland, whom I found to be very informative and professional in his approach.”

Wendy De'Athe

“A first class, speedy and professional service. The staff were all outstanding, helpful, thoughtful and respectful of my circumstances. I was given time to discuss my options, understand issues and instruct actions from a place of knowledge. Great people, would highly recommend.”

Jem Bezodis

“Professional and friendly service which gave me the confidence to proceed with my case. I was kept fully informed at all stages of proceedings. I would highly recommend. Joe was excellent.”


“Joe Hyland was a pleasure to work with. He was not only knowledgeable but also professional, and most importantly of all; got the result I was looking for in a timely manner. I would heartily recommend others to use him for employment law requirements.”

Greg Pogonowski

“Working with PJH law was easy and very efficient and effective and I’m very grateful for the service I received. Would recommend highly.”


“I had a great experience Thank you . Joe was very knowledgeable and informative . His communication was excellent I would highly recommend PH Law and indeed have already done so .

Ali Auckland

“Working with PJH Law was easy and very efficient and effective and I’m very grateful for the service I received. Would recommend highly.”


“Very professional and extremely helpful. From start to finish, staff and including Joe, it has been great. I cannot thank you all enough.”

Caron Biart

“I was recommended PJH Law by a colleague to go over my voluntary redundancy settlement agreement and I found Joe Hyland to be extremely responsive with dealing queries I had and it was apparent from our wider discussions he had a deep understanding of wider employment law and all the nuances that entails in real world application. Overall, very happy with the service and I would both recommend and use again if I find myself in need of employment related legal advice (in the nicest way possible, hopefully not but who knows?)”

Martin McManus


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