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David Morgan


Employment law

David has a background in science and the pharmaceutical industry and before training as a solicitor he spent more than 10 years as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry; working for the world’s largest pharmaceutical company Pfizer, in their Bioprocess Development Group at Sandwich, Kent.

Following the announcement of the closure of the Pfizer manufacturing site he was selected by his colleagues to represent them during the redundancy process and therefore, somewhat unusually for an employment lawyer, has experience of large scale redundancy consultations from an employee’s perspective and first hand experience of the personal issues and uncertainty faced by his clients.

Uk recommended lawyer 2024

David’s experiences in representing his colleagues led him to choose to retrain as a solicitor on leaving Pfizer in 2008 and following his graduation from the University of Kent and the College of Law he joined Girlings in 2011 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2013. David is a Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer.

David advises on all aspects of employment law.

Examples of matters David has worked on include:
  • Advising the employees of several large businesses, including a number of household names, in large scale redundancy exercises
  • Advising employers with regard to obtaining a sponsor licence and sponsoring overseas employees to obtain skilled worker visas
  • Collaborating with colleagues in the Corporate and Commercial and Commercial Property on the employment law aspects of business acquisitions and disposals
  • Advising a large local charity on the employment issues arising on its conversion to a charitable company
  • Advising a large employer with regard to defending an Employment Tribunal claim for sex and race discrimination, which was subsequently dismissed
  • Advising a well known local client in the entertainment sector with regard to furlough and a collective redundancy consultation following the impact of Covid19.
Meet David Morgan, Employment Law Solicitor:
Employment Law for Businesses Employment Law for Individuals


David has experience in many areas of employment law. He provides day to day HR and employment law advice to a number of employers who have instructed him on a retainer basis for many years and is experienced in:

David also regularly provides advice to both employers and employees regarding the termination of employment through settlement agreements.

The analytical and commercial skills gained while working in industry give David insights into the financial and operational pressures faced by his clients, and he is always conscious of the need to provide legal advice which takes account of their commercial needs.

David is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and is a volunteer advisor for Kent Law Clinic.


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The Girlings’ team covered all the different legal areas that we needed to address and understood that we needed to continue running the business at the same time. They were professional, pragmatic and supportive during the process.
S Guerra
The Girlings’ team managed this complex process with professionalism and perseverance. We certainly benefitted from having a long standing relationship with Girlings
R Bloomfield
It was very efficient and empathetic service for which I am very grateful. Thank you.
The Service was outstanding and I would be happy to use the firm again. I would be very happy to recommend Girlings as well!
Stephen MacLeod
David was a pleasure to work with. He handled my complicated and highly sensitive case with honesty and integrity. His advice was detailed but simple to understand. While he would say he was “only doing his job,” his ability to listen to my complex case and to advocate on my behalf was exceptional. David set my expectations from the offset and was always available to discuss any concerns I had. David’s attitude remained positive throughout and this ensured I remained positive. I would highly recommend David to anyone who needs a strong, confident and professional lawyer.
Tamara Bodington
Ottewill Silversmiths and Jewellers highly value the advice and expertise given by David. It is a great comfort to know that support with every aspect of Employment Law is just a phone call away. We want to get it right as employers and David certainly helps us do this. His attention to detail and personal approach are really appreciated. 
Karen Ottewill, Ottewill Silversmiths & Jewellers Ltd
David Morgan was brilliant, great, efficient, timely, courteous and most helpful and kind. A most efficient solicitor. A pleasant experience from start to finish. A breath of fresh air.     
 A Wilson
I cannot thank David enough for his help. He was so efficient and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend him. 
Samantha Smith
We found David to be extremely helpful and would definitely use him again. Since using David we have also used Girlings for our Wills.
David Morgan was excellent in communication and making things easy to understand. I would happily recommend David and Girlings. 
Jason Brown
Very professional service, David helped me through the process in a straightforward and easy to follow manner.
I would just like to say from my very first call you were fantastic! Thank you. 
Mr D Taylor
I have already used another Girlings office based on this experience and will do again soon. 
David was extremely prompt at providing much needed legal advice at a very stressful and time sensitive time. The advice I received was excellent and very thorough. I am most grateful. Worth every penny! 
My dealings with Girlings were related to redundancy after being at a company 31 years, David explained everything clearly and plainly which helped a great deal. I was told you were good and would recommend you in the future.