Andy is an experienced workplace mediator and trainer, executive coach and leadership consultant. He specialises in helping people to build teams, improve and maintain relationships at work and he has a particular interest in dispute resolution.
Before training as a mediator Andy spent 21 years as an Army Education Officer and served in a variety of posts and in many different countries. In his current role he has worked with teams and individuals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and helped them to improve their performance at work, resolve workplace disputes and rebuild damaged relationships.
Andy has been described by his clients as being kind, empathetic and sincere. He works hard to identify the underlying causes of disputes and to enable individuals to understand why problems occur and help them to find long-term, sustainable solutions.
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Superb professional, supportive & friendly service by Laura and her colleagues.
Their responses to both emails and telephone calls were quick and precise.
I could and not of asked for a better service during a very difficult period, and would not hesitate to use again.
Thanks so much to Marie and the team for such a top class service for helping me out of a difficult situation. Would recommend to anyone in how quick everything was, always felt like my best interests were taken care of. Marie is truly an outstanding lawyer and wish her all the best!
I'd like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to Andy Boyde for helping me with my employment issue. For someone who was in a difficult situation his knowledge and expertise helped guide me through the process. He always provided quick responses and was readily available to provide expert advice whenever I needed it. I was impressed with the knowledge and professionalism shown and would recommend him if you are ever in a complicated employment situation.
Working with Andy Boyde was just what I needed, a person who could respond quickly, professionally and get to the crooks of the matter and explain in plain English what it all meant and what we needed to do.
Great experience and customer service just when you need.
I would highly recommend Andy and Consilia to anyone.
Laura and the team have been an incredible help in my divorce. Through a very difficult time they have always been on hand to offer exceptional advice and assistance. I have always felt reassured by their professionalism and care. Thank You.
I had a great service from Laura and her team at Consilia Legal and would certainly recommend them to others. The service was very friendly and informative keeping me up to date in a timely manner and been on hand to offer advice when needed. Thankyou.
Spoke with Andy Boyde for some legal advice, he couldn't personally help me with my case, however he spent 20 minutes of his time on the phone with me offering advice and he followed up by sending me an email with very helpful information.
I would highly recommend Andy, he was professional and very helpful even when the situation wasn't benefitting himself or the business he worked for, so I can only imagine his level of service if it was.
Brilliant solicitors firm. This is my first time using a solicitors and Emma really made me feel at ease with her attentiveness and professionalism. She kept me informed at every step of the way. I don't hope to have any legal issues in the future but if I do, these guys are first people I will call. Thank you Emma and Consilia.
Received a really good service from Marie and the team including Emma, who offered valuable support throughout. I contacted Consilia following a recommendation from a union representative. Was given great advise through her trusted associate who offered an accurate and professional assessment. Marie secured a really good outcome due to her knowledge, perseverance, conscientiousness and genuine desire to try and get the best outcome on my behalf. A lot of genuine empathy and respect expressed and a brilliant negotiator. Very well informed, experienced and brilliant communicator. True to her word re costs as discussion was upfront and honest. Very reasonable rate compared to other firms. Would recommend to others Thank you very much!
Excellent service from Laura Clapton guiding me through a difficult divorce process. Super efficient, professional and carries out the work with understanding and compassion for your situation. Would highly recommend and have already recommended.
I could not recommend Emma enough. As someone who is pretty clueless about legalities, Emma ensured everything was explained both concisely and with sufficient detail. Emma always made herself available when I had questions and was professional at all times. I would without a doubt use Consilia Legal again especially Emma - she is an asset to the company! Thanks again 🙂
Sarah Manning was great - really efficient and supportive. I would recommend her to anyone.
Emma Cartlidge (Employment Solicitor) and the Team were absolutely fantastic to work with. Clear communication/informative. She got the job done to an exceptional standard and was very quick about it. Thank you so much, you were amazing! 🙂
Finding good legal advice and an empathetic approach is essential when the situation you are dealing with is emotionally fraught. I couldn't have asked for more from Consolia. Listened carefully, provided options and strategies and made me feel they were looking after my interests not their own. Quick, efficient and effective communications. No hesitation recommending Andy and the team in Leeds.
What an excellent service and experience Sarah Mannings at Consillia delivers to both personal and professional clients.
I have been able to send my own clients to Sarah with the peace of mind that they will receive a quality service that is also cost effective. Feedback from them has been that aside from the points mentioned, she is able to 'talk to me clients as person and takes a genuine interest in my circumstances to offer the best solution'.
If you are needing a friendly, reasonable and professional service then Sarah is the person to speak to!
Consilia were fantastic helping me deal with a redundancy issue. They were helpful and professional. Really put my mind at ease knowing I had their help
When I found myself requiring legal advice for an employment issue Victoria was definitely the best choice. Victoria was very responsive extremely professional and explained the process to me in a clear and easy to understand manner. She made what could have been a stressful situation an easy and straight forward process. Highly recommend!
If you need expert, pragmatic, timely employment law advice that you can trust then I highly recommend Marie Walsh and her team. When faced with a tricky issue full of 'shades of grey', Marie guided us through the process, step-by-step providing both an approach and letter templates. She was with us every step of the way, checking with us after every meeting, and discussing the next step. Alongside this, vitally for us, she understood our values and our commitment to not only complying with law, but also doing what's 'fair' and 'right' for all parties. Highly recommended.
Thanks Laura and team at Consilia Legal. Great service and such a pragmatic and human approach to the legal system. Fitted really well with my personal values. Truly aimed at being conciliatory rather than adversarial.
Marie and her team are brilliant. They are always professional whilst being personable and great fun to work with. Their updates during the Coronavirus Pandemic have been a lifesaver. Would definitely recommend!
Marie and her staff have been very helpful. Marie had assisted me previously with an employment law issues so I had no hesitation in engaging her again. She helped me through an unpleasant job related matter when I was at a low ebb and feeling unable to fight my own corner. As before Marie gave sound, straight forward advice and took over the handling of communication with my employer until the matter was resolved. When I had to take action myself Marie was always there to consult if I was worried about something. I would thoroughly recommend Consilia Legal to anyone.
Very professional and got the right result for me in a very timely abs efficient manner. Great service, good advice and an excellent result I couldn’t have got on my own
I emailed Sarah at Consilia and received a very quick response.
Sarah agreed to call me the following day and called me at the agreed time so no waiting for the call!
Sarah was fantastic, she offered great advice and left me feeling alot more positive and informed on my situation.
I cannot recommend highly enough, professional and caring and highly informative.
Professional and received good customer service. I would really recommend them as they helped me to negotiate my way out of a difficult work situation on the best terms possible. Andy was very polite and knowledgable.
Marie and Matthew have been so professional through knowledge and understanding. Would recommend to anyone needing their expertise.
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