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Two employment law experts boost Martin Searle Solicitors’ specialist team

two skilled and capable employment law experts who share the firm’s insight and values

Matthew Grant, 25, an employment lawyer specialising in equal pay cases, has joined the employment law team at Martin Searle Solicitors in Croydon and Brighton.

With experience running high-value equal pay and sex discrimination claims, Matthew’s appointment adds to the existing expertise of the employment law team whose clients include large employers as well as employees.

He is joined by another recruit Claire Butler, 29, formerly an employment law solicitor with Knight-Webb Solicitors in London.

Director and head of the employment and specialist Compromise Agreement solicitors team Fiona Martin says: “It’s fantastic to have recruited into the team two skilled and capable employment law experts who share the firm’s insight and values. Claire has a good overall training in employment law issues while Matthew brings niche expertise in equal pay cases to complement our work as discrimination law specialists.”

Matthew originally trained as a barrister and joins the firm to cross qualify as a solicitor. He graduated from the University of Northumbria with a first in Law having won the Best Advocate and Best Graduating Student awards. Most recently Matthew worked with Stefan Cross Solicitors in Newcastle where he was also a volunteer adviser at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau for five years.

Before joining Knight-Webb Solicitors, Claire was a trainee with DMH Stallard in the firm’s Brighton, Gatwick and London offices. She has also worked as a voluntary group leader for Mencap and has recently returned from Louisiana where she advised death row prisoners on welfare issues and assisted US lawyers in dealing with their appeals.

For more information contact Fiona Martin on 01273 609911 or email Photography attached.

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About Martin Searle Solicitors

Martin Searle Solicitors is a community law firm with offices in Brighton and Croydon (find out more about our solicitors in Croydon). It provides specialist quality legal advice in employment law to employees and employers. With one of the largest employment law teams in the south, Martin Searle Solicitors is on the referral lists of many large employers. The firm has been shortlisted for Law Society Excellence Awards in 2009 and 2010.