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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

Sonia Bhola Consultant Solicitor

Sonia is a specialist employment lawyer with over 20 years’ experience.

Sonia has extensive experience in advising a broad range of employers, from small owner managed businesses, to blue chip companies. Sonia offers businesses practical advice and commercial solutions that help them move their businesses forward.

Sonia is also a champion of the third sector, which includes charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups, who deliver essential services, help to improve people's wellbeing and contribute to economic growth. They play a vital role in supporting communities at a local level and Sonia feels passionately about supporting such organisations, having previously been a trustee of a School, a College, a University and a Race Equality Council as well as advising organisations supporting victims of domestic violence.

Sonia also provides assistance to employees who are often dealing with complex employment and HR issues, often in challenging situations, when they are feeling at their most vulnerable.

Sonia has an empathetic and down-to earth communication style which leaves her clients feeling fully supported. She is diligent and pro-active in her approach. Sonia works hard to get the best results for her clients, in the most cost-effective way, always mindful of client budgets and balancing costs against outcomes.

Sonia is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. Outside of work she is a busy mum to two young children and when she has time, she enjoys going for walks in the countryside, meditation and yoga.

View Sonia’s LinkedIn profile

Alexandra Weston Legal Assistant

Alex joined Patch Law in the Autumn of 2019 after following the traditional academic route into launching her legal career, beginning with a law degree at the University of the West of England followed by the Legal Practice Course combined with a Master’s degree at BPP Law School.

Choosing the employment law option throughout each stage of her higher education, she is rapidly gaining further knowledge in this area in the course of her work with Patch Law. Alex is often our first friendly point of contact on the telephone for new clients, guiding them towards the most suitable service, and arranging appointments, as well as taking initial details and case information, so as to maximise the benefit of the consultation time when the client is advised by one of our solicitors.Alex decided to remain in her home town of Bristol throughout her studies, but still enjoys a beach holiday overseas with Miami and Las Vegas as her current favourite destinations.

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Samantha Walpole Practice Manager

Sam started working at Patch Law in 2019, she is also Practice Manager for a Partnership of doctors.

Sam has been in practice management for many years in the medical field and has also worked in business development for one of the main Medical Indemnity providers.

Her skills and knowledge enable Sam to turn her hand to the requirements of the management of both practices.

Sam prides herself on her empathy with the situations our clients can find themselves in, and always takes the time to listen to understand their worries, and will always offer them the exceptional customer service they need at what can be very difficult times.

Outside work hours, when she has the time, she enjoys relaxing in the garden - when the weather allows of course - being a taxi driver, makeup artist, hairdresser etc to her daughter who is a young dancer, or just enjoying life however she can.

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

5 star review  Exceptional service throughout. Gillian's expertise, professionalism and personal touch are invaluable. She was so caring and helpful to me during a difficult time, I felt in safe hands. Very happy with the outcome and I can't recommend her highly enough.

thumb Janice Rumming
6/10/2019

5 star review  An excellent Professional service with great advice and support. Superb and speedy communication enabling a quick drawing up of a contract, happy to highly recommend.

thumb michael rogers
8/15/2019

5 star review  I used Patch Law to help me with a Schedule of Loss needed for a Tribunal hearing They were very speedy about gathering all the info they needed and I had phone calls to clarify details. I felt supported and reassured and received guidance from Gillian as to where I might gauge any offer made to me by the Respondent. All in all a good experience in what has been a stressful time for me.

thumb Caroline Hobbs
6/08/2020

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

Sonia Bhola Consultant Solicitor

Sonia is a specialist employment lawyer with over 20 years’ experience.

Sonia has extensive experience in advising a broad range of employers, from small owner managed businesses, to blue chip companies. Sonia offers businesses practical advice and commercial solutions that help them move their businesses forward.

Sonia is also a champion of the third sector, which includes charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups, who deliver essential services, help to improve people's wellbeing and contribute to economic growth. They play a vital role in supporting communities at a local level and Sonia feels passionately about supporting such organisations, having previously been a trustee of a School, a College, a University and a Race Equality Council as well as advising organisations supporting victims of domestic violence.

Sonia also provides assistance to employees who are often dealing with complex employment and HR issues, often in challenging situations, when they are feeling at their most vulnerable.

Sonia has an empathetic and down-to earth communication style which leaves her clients feeling fully supported. She is diligent and pro-active in her approach. Sonia works hard to get the best results for her clients, in the most cost-effective way, always mindful of client budgets and balancing costs against outcomes.

Sonia is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. Outside of work she is a busy mum to two young children and when she has time, she enjoys going for walks in the countryside, meditation and yoga.

View Sonia’s LinkedIn profile

Alexandra Weston Legal Assistant

Alex joined Patch Law in the Autumn of 2019 after following the traditional academic route into launching her legal career, beginning with a law degree at the University of the West of England followed by the Legal Practice Course combined with a Master’s degree at BPP Law School.

Choosing the employment law option throughout each stage of her higher education, she is rapidly gaining further knowledge in this area in the course of her work with Patch Law. Alex is often our first friendly point of contact on the telephone for new clients, guiding them towards the most suitable service, and arranging appointments, as well as taking initial details and case information, so as to maximise the benefit of the consultation time when the client is advised by one of our solicitors.

Alex decided to remain in her home town of Bristol throughout her studies, but still enjoys a beach holiday overseas with Miami and Las Vegas as her current favourite destinations.

View Alex’s LinkedIn profile

Samantha Walpole Practice Manager

Sam started working at Patch Law in 2019, she is also Practice Manager for a Partnership of doctors.

Sam has been in practice management for many years in the medical field and has also worked in business development for one of the main Medical Indemnity providers.

Her skills and knowledge enable Sam to turn her hand to the requirements of the management of both practices.

Sam prides herself on her empathy with the situations our clients can find themselves in, and always takes the time to listen to understand their worries, and will always offer them the exceptional customer service they need at what can be very difficult times.

Outside work hours, when she has the time, she enjoys relaxing in the garden - when the weather allows of course - being a taxi driver, makeup artist, hairdresser etc to her daughter who is a young dancer, or just enjoying life however she can.

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