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Patch Law

Station Road Workshops
Station Road
Kingswood
Bristol
BS15 4PJ

Patch Law is a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Meet the Team

Gillian Patch Principal Solicitor

Gillian is a specialist employment solicitor with extensive experience advising both employers and employees. She founded Patch Law in 2012 after working both in private practice and for the Manufacturers’ Organisation EEF, where she provided advice to a broad range of businesses from SMEs to blue chip companies.

Clients appreciate her understanding of the wider business context which is enhanced through her broad legal background. Gillian’s experience includes commercial law, commercial dispute resolution and civil litigation. Prior to becoming a solicitor, Gillian ran a busy commercial department within a university, with responsibility for employed staff, freelancers and volunteers. She understands, from direct experience, the employer’s perspective and the need to focus on commercial solutions. Gillian is passionate about achieving the best outcomes for her clients, and for making the process as comfortable as possible. Clients value her clear and down-to-earth style and her focus on achieving positive results. She also holds an MBA with Distinction and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.  Outside of work she unwinds by singing with a choir and going for walks with her fun-loving labradoodle. View Gillian’s LinkedIn profile

Simon Martin Consultant Solicitor

Simon brings nearly 20 years’ experience to his work with Patch Law.

Highly regarded for his robust and tactical approach, clients value his “real world” advice, calm and reassuring style as well as his absence of fence sitting. Simon has experience as a board member as well as advising numerous directors and boards.  He has particular interest in supporting large and small commercial clients closely with change projects, TUPE and dispute hearings and is equally comfortable providing practical and timely advice to employee clients.

When not at work, Simon is kept occupied by his four children (including twin three-year-olds) and one dog, and enjoys cycling and surfing when time allows.

Gemma Spencer Practice Manager

Gemma began working for Patch Law in March 2017 after returning to work from becoming a first time mum.

Prior to that, her experience has included a similar position at another local employment law firm and roles in administration and management for equestrian charities. Gemma’s can-do attitude means she happily turns her hand to all aspects of management of the practice, together with a friendly and high level of customer service. In her spare time Gemma enjoys taking her daughter swimming and to soft play, the outdoors, Bake-Off and a rare meal out with her husband.

For immediate employment law advice please either call us on 0117 290 0905 or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will soon be in touch with you...

Get in touch

If you need help with an employment law issue then please don't hesitate to contact us. An initial enquiry is free and without obligation.

Call us on 0117 290 0905 or fill out the form below and we will contact you within 24 hours.

When your form is submitted you will receive an automatic email from Patch Law confirming receipt.

Why choose us?

  • Expert and Practical Advice
    You Can Trust
  • Prompt and Friendly Service
  • Consistently Positive
    Client Feedback

Some of our Google reviews

review rating 5  Brilliant, brilliant service. Gillian genuinely cared about the outcome, and was in regular contact to make sure things were going OK. She took great care to explain legal documentation to me in a way that made it easy to understand, and identified areas where I could get a better deal. Being made redundant is never going to be the nicest experience, but having Gillian on hand gave me confidence and made it much easier to deal with, demonstrably improving the final result. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Patch Law to anyone in a similar situation.

thumb Martin Pim-Keirle
6/29/2019

review rating 5  Fantastic service from Gillian who advised and acted very quickly with a short timescale to deliver. Friendly approachable firm and I felt they had my best interests at heart. Would highly recommend.

thumb Ryan Barnett
7/16/2019

review rating 5  I engaged Patch Law upon the recommendation of a friend and am so glad I did! I found Gillian an absolute pleasure to work with; warm and approachable whilst being extremely knowledgeable and strategic in employment matters. Gillian’s advice and support helped me to navigate my way through a difficult situation I faced at work on returning from maternity leave to a very satisfactory end. Gillian is certainly someone you want on your side of the battlefield and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

thumb Jennifer Short
8/16/2019

Meet

the Team

Gillian Patch Principal Solicitor

Gillian is a specialist employment solicitor with extensive experience advising both employers and employees. She founded Patch Law in 2012 after working both in private practice and for the Manufacturers’ Organisation EEF, where she provided advice to a broad range of businesses from SMEs to blue chip companies.

Clients appreciate her understanding of the wider business context which is enhanced through her broad legal background. Gillian’s experience includes commercial law, commercial dispute resolution and civil litigation.

Prior to becoming a solicitor, Gillian ran a busy commercial department within a university, with responsibility for employed staff, freelancers and volunteers. She understands, from direct experience, the employer’s perspective and the need to focus on commercial solutions. 

Gillian is passionate about achieving the best outcomes for her clients, and for making the process as comfortable as possible.  Clients value her clear and down-to-earth style and her focus on achieving positive results. 

She also holds an MBA with Distinction and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.  Outside of work she unwinds by singing with a choir and going for walks with her fun-loving labradoodle.

View Gillian’s LinkedIn profile

Simon Martin Consultant Solicitor

Simon brings nearly 20 years’ experience to his work with Patch Law.

Highly regarded for his robust and tactical approach, clients value his “real world” advice, calm and reassuring style as well as his absence of fence sitting. Simon has experience as a board member as well as advising numerous directors and boards.  He has particular interest in supporting large and small commercial clients closely with change projects, TUPE and dispute hearings and is equally comfortable providing practical and timely advice to employee clients.

When not at work, Simon is kept occupied by his four children (including twin three-year-olds) and one dog, and enjoys cycling and surfing when time allows.

Gemma Spencer Practice Manager

Gemma began working for Patch Law in March 2017 after returning to work from becoming a first time mum.

Prior to that, her experience has included a similar position at another local employment law firm and roles in administration and management for equestrian charities. Gemma’s can-do attitude means she happily turns her hand to all aspects of management of the practice, together with a friendly and high level of customer service.

In her spare time Gemma enjoys taking her daughter swimming and to soft play, the outdoors, Bake-Off and a rare meal out with her husband.

For immediate employment law advice please either call us on 0117 290 0905 or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will soon be in touch with you...

Get in touch

If you need help with an employment law issue then please don't hesitate to contact us. An initial enquiry is free and without obligation.

Call us on 0117 290 0905 or fill out the form below and we will contact you within 24 hours.

When your form is submitted you will receive an automatic email from Patch Law confirming receipt.

Why choose us?

  • Expert and Practical Advice
    You Can Trust
  • Prompt and Friendly Service
  • Consistently Positive
    Client Feedback