Joe Hyland Assistant Solicitor

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

I am a solicitor and have acted on employment and county court matters.

I also write and manage the Firm’s award-winning external communications, (with drawings by resident cartoonist, Emma Brown) which are sent out via email, blog and social media.


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

“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.”



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