Employment law team

If you need assistance on an employment law issue don't hesitate to contact our experienced specialists on 0203 816 9302 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.

Our People


  • Maria Chadwick
    , Partner
    Partner & Discrimination Department Manager


    Maria is a Partner at Stephensons and manages the civil and employment discrimination team.

    Maria studied law at Newcast...

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    Maria Chadwick
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  • Philip Richardson
    , Partner
    Partner & Head of Employment Law


    Phil became a Partner in 2014 and has been the employment law team leader since 2008. He studied law at Lancaster Universi...

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    Philip Richardson
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Senior Associates

  • Martha McKinley
    , Senior Associate
    Employment Law Solicitor and Senior Associate


    Martha is a senior associate solicitor in the employment law department. 

    After graduating from the University of York with an...

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    Martha McKinley
    Contact details 01942 77418101942 774525
  • Adam Pennington
    , Senior Associate
    Senior Associate Solicitor


    Adam is a senior associate solicitor in the employment team at Stephensons. 

    Adam joined Stephensons in 2010 and successfully secured a training contract in 2013. Adam qualified in 2015 and now works in the employment ...

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    Adam Pennington
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  • Stephen Woodhouse
    , Solicitor


    Stephen began his career with Stephensons in 2012 and went on to secure a training contract with the firm in 2015. Stephen qualified in 2017 and works in the commercial employment team in Bolton advising litigants in relation to the f...

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    Stephen Woodhouse
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Trainee Solicitors

  • Harriet Ledger
    , Trainee Solicitor
    Trainee Solicitor

    Harriet is a trainee solicitor in the firm's employment and discrimin...

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    Harriet Ledger
    Contact details 01942 774220

Graduate Paralegals

  • Eleanor Adshead
    , Graduate Paralegal
    Graduate Paralegal

    Ellie joined Stephensons in the summer of 2017 and began working in the employment department as a new business advisor, which involved dealing with and taking new instructions for t...

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  • Terri Schofield
    , Graduate Paralegal
    Graduate Paralegal

    Terri graduated with a upper second class Bachelor of Laws from the University of Teesside via Bradford University College and is now studying her Masters in Legal Practice on a part time basis at BPP Law School.

    Having completed her undergraduat...

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