Andrew Bayjou

Employment disputes

I am an experienced solicitor working within Markel Law’s Employment Disputes team specialising in Employment Litigation. Having qualified in 2005 I have comprehensive experience of all types of employment claims that are brought in the Tribunals and Courts in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. I provide advice on a mixture of insured and fee paying work for SME and National based business clients within the general commercial, financial services, social housing, healthcare, leisure and hospitality industries, building a strong rapport with key stakeholders to understand their needs in order to achieve the best possible outcome in line with business strategy and requirements.

Advisory – I provide advice on all aspects of the employment relationship including unfair dismissal, breach of contract, wages, social media, restrictive covenants and confidential information regularly retained to provide transactional and consultancy advice to clients in relation to TUPE transfers, discrimination and whistleblowing claims. 

Representation – I have a strong employment practice and regularly advise and represent businesses in relation to the variety of claims that can be pursued. I regularly appear on behalf of employers in both the Employment Tribunals, the High Court and the County Court on all types of employment claims covering the full spectrum of employment law. I am also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

I have provided employment advice on behalf of a number of high profile clients including an international hotel chain, a national leisure and fitness club, an Olympian’s charity and a Michelin Starred Restaurant.

Mediation – I am an experienced negotiator and represent clients at mediations with a notable highlight having successfully represented an FCA regulated client in its pursuit of a multi-million pound High Court restraint of trade, confidential information and breach of contract dispute involving its former employees and their new employer.

I regularly advise and prepare settlement agreements involving chief executives, directors, senior executives, managers and junior employees.

Commercial and Civil – I advise on restraint of trade disputes, general commercial and contractual disputes and negligence (including professional negligence).

If you are looking for assistance on a specific employment issue please give me a call to discuss your requirements.


"Andrew Bayjou has provided expert, trusted and commercially pragmatic advice to us for over six years. Supporting us with a range of complex situations, his guidance has been invaluable. He has spent time getting to know the team and our business. We're delighted to continue this partnership for the coming year”.

Sarah Moore, People Development Manager, Yorkshire Housing

"Andrew could not have been more patient with us, or more straightforward in explaining both the legal processes and his strategy to achieve our result.”

Paul Dunn-Sims, General Manager, Halcyon Home Care

On behalf of my co directors and I, we are so grateful to Andrew for all his hard work and professional advice. He acted with the upmost professionalism at all times and gave excellent advice from start to finish; he is a credit to his profession.

GL & Co estate agents

"I would like to thank you for the way you have handled our case. In the many years I have been in business I have never found a solicitor who is so accessible, efficient and through. Many thanks."

David, Technispray Ltd