Liam Pike Associate Solicitor

I have over 18 years experience of employment law, 14 years of which are post qualification. I have had care and conduct of hundreds of employment tribunal cases for both employer and employee.

I have practised employment law since 2002. Since 2005 I have handled hundreds of Settlement Agreements ranging (unusually) from the employee paying money to their employer to employers paying six figure settlements to departing senior executives of international companies and listed companies.
I have handled Employment Tribunal cases in employment law jurisdictions including unfair dismissal, breach of contract, TUPE, redundancy pay, protective award, discrimination and deductions from wages.

I have acted in claims for multiple Claimants and in claims against multiple Claimants including a Trade Union. I have also obtained a £5,000.00 costs award for an employer in an employment tribunal claim on the basis of the Claimant’s unreasonable conduct and 2 costs awards against Respondents – one represented by Peninsula and one represented by a firm of solicitors.

I have a particular interest in high value settlement agreements and TUPE work not just before the employment tribunal but also at the contract negotiation stage, including drafting indemnities and warranties for blue chip clients on service provision changeovers and advising on all employment related aspects of sales and purchases including management buy outs. I have also advised clients on the TUPE implications of purchasing assets and goodwill from insolvent companies and their insolvency practitioners.

Career

I started my Employment Law career as an Employment Law Consultant and Helpline Manager for a national employment law consultancy from 2002-2003 advising companies on a wide range of employment related issues. I qualified as a solicitor in February 2005 after having my training contract reduced by six months for good behaviour and joined PJH Law as an Assistant Solicitor.

I was promoted to Associate Solicitor in 2007. In my time at PJH I have conducted advocacy for clients at full hearings before Employment Tribunals nationwide and before the Employment Appeal Tribunal (including in two reported cases) and was instructed by the Claimant in Mercy v Northgate HR in the Court of Appeal.

Outside Activities

I enjoy performance dinghy racing including competing at National, European and World Championships, windsurfing, kayaking (white water and flat water), canoeing, scuba diving, photography, computers and DIY. In 2015 I completed a self-build project and now live in that house.

I am also involved in teaching water sports in my spare time and I am qualified as RYA senior dinghy instructor, advanced instructor, race coach, windsurfing instructor and kayak coach.

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Qualifications

I studied GCSEs and A/AS levels at the King’s School, Peterborough before graduating with an LLB (Hons) law degree from De Montfort University in Leicester in 2001 followed by a Distinction on the LPC part time in 2003

Client testimonials

“Exceptional service, timely responses, excellent advice and significant support throughout.”

Roz Greenwood

“Liam understood my situation perfectly, offered me a number of options and we put to bed quickly a process that could have lasted weeks. Grateful for the service from Liam and PJH Law.”

Alberto Llames Romero

“PJH law and Liam were fantastic throughout my time with them and they achieved the best result possible and, I could never have done it by myself. You have to trust the people who know their business and PJH fits those requirements.”

Kevin Blyth

“I was put at risk of redundancy by my employer. I could see it happening and felt I had been treated unfairly leading up to the event. I contacted PJHLAW, having used their services previously because they specialise in employment law. I talked through my situation with Liam, which was very stressful at the time, and he advised me very clearly where I had/did not have a case for unfair dismissal.”

“Through his thorough advice and help, I secured much more favourable leaving terms.”

“This would not have happened had I not called upon PJHLAW’s services. I was very relieved and pleased with the outcome, and recommend them to my friends and colleagues. Their number is in my phone book!”

DB

“I cannot praise Liam highly enough, he dealt with my situation professionally and with a great deal of understanding. I would not hesitate to recommend this company for any legal matter.

Thomas Baldwin

“My case was handled very professionally and sensitively by an expert lawyer with exceptional communication skills. I would recommend and have recommended PJH Law to anyone needing employment law advice.”

Denise Bradley

“I was so impressed with PJH at every step. Liam was patient and explained everything in detail, but wasn’t in the slightest condescending at any time which meant I was never embarrassed to ask even the silliest of questions. Correspondence was quick and simple and Liam was super responsive. He helped get me an outcome I was happy with what seemed like a pretty hopeless position. I would recommend PJH to anyone looking for help (in fact I already have!)”

Alexandra O'Rourke

“A very caring and sensitive Solicitor who places clients at ease yet is extremely knowledgable of Employment Law. Achieves very good results and objectives for each of his clients. Liam has very high standards and very strict codes of ethics that he places on his professional and private matters.”

L. Brown

“When I worked at Siemens Enterprise Communications Ltd, PJH Law provided legal expertise on a number of high profile major projects. Liam applied his detailed legal knowledge to the business issues and provided pragmatic and practical solutions in a very timely and efficient manner. He is very skilled at explaining complex legal issues with ease, and I strongly recommend his services.”

Debbie Jarvis, Siemens

“I am very happy with the support received from Liam Pike. The final agreement with the counterpart has been reached without unnecessary dispute and with an acceptable outcome. Thank you.”

MG

“I have had an excellent experience working with PJH Law. Liam’s advice was extremely clear and was tenacious in achieving a very positive outcome. I would recommend the firm for any employment situation.”

JB

“Liam was very well informed and very tolerant of my lack of knowledge. Thank you.”

TC

“I was pleased with the service I received – the matter was concluded efficiently and to my satisfaction.”

A.C.

“Liam was very well informed and very tolerant of my lack of knowledge. Thank you.”

SW

“Liam did a great job, keeping me well informed and advising me on the best steps to take! I truly appreciate all of his help.”

JV

“Simply excellent! I have needed to use PJH twice and both times dealt with,Liam.
Both times his sound advice helped me reach a satisfactory outcome.


The advice is always clear, concise,patient and focused delivered in a friendly manner.
At all times I was kept aware of the costs and options available to me
The staff are also always very efficient and helpful which makes a big difference at a stressful time.


I have total confidence in pjhlaw and always recommend them”

TW

“Simply excellent! I have needed to use PJH twice and both times dealt with,Liam.
Both times his sound advice helped me reach a satisfactory outcome.

The advice is always clear, concise,patient and focused delivered in a friendly manner.
At all times I was kept aware of the costs and options available to me
The staff are also always very efficient and helpful which makes a big difference at a stressful time.

I have total confidence in pjhlaw and always recommend them”

TW

“My Appointment with Liam was excellent. The advice and information was imperative. Thanks for your help.”

G

“Fantastic service delivered by Liam, very thorough and responsive. My matter was dealt with quickly, professionally and I was happy with the outcome.”

SB

“Liam provided great service with a professional and timely approach, succinct, high-quality advice and a thorough explanation of the law and processes surrounding the settlement agreement. The outcome is considered greatly successful particularly in the context of further less favourable redundancy arrangements for others only a month after this resolution. Many thanks.”

KR

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