Our Values and Philosophy
Offices in Leeds, Harrogate and London. Working with clients across the UK and overseas.
Our Name – What does consilia mean?
We worked together as colleagues for a number of years before launching Consilia Legal in 2014. At Consilia Legal, our team share a mission – to work with our clients to best achieve their goals. How do we do that? By providing pragmatic, creative and commercially sound advice to suit each individual client’s budget. This is the reason we chose the name “Consilia” which means working together in Latin. We believe Consilia represents who we are and our relationship with our clients.
Our Leadership Team
Marie Walsh – Director, Employment Solicitor & Workplace Mediator.
Employment director, Marie Walsh advises a range of businesses, their directors and shareholders on all aspects of HR and employment law issues. Marie believes that “our loyal clients appreciate a down to earth and straight talking practical approach to the law and business strategy. My principal aim is to provide practical employment law advice to suit the individual and commercial needs of my clients in a timely and efficient manner.” Marie is supported by associate employment solicitor Victoria Horner who is a highly experienced solicitor who has worked with Marie for a number of years and employment solicitor Andy Boyde who is recognised by the Legal 500 (2017) as a “next-generation lawyer”.
Laura Clapton – Director, Family Solicitor & Family Mediator.
Director Laura Clapton is head of the family law and mediation department and advises individuals on all aspects of relationship breakdown including divorce proceedings, property and finances and child-related issues. She also advises on future planning including pre & post-nuptial agreements. Laura Clapton says “Our aim is always to achieve the best outcome for our clients whilst ensuring that the process is as stress-free and cost-effective as possible in often difficult family circumstances. We believe our clients feel completely safe and assured in our hands.” Laura is supported by Kelly Walters Senior Associate Family Solicitor.
Read Our 5 Star Reviews
The highest of recommendations to Marie and her team. Personable, supportive and incredibly knowledgeable. In times where you absolutely have to be on point in matters both personal and corporate you need a team you can trust and that team is Consilia.
Patient & Understanding
I spoke with Victoria Horner who gave me not only patience and understanding, but excellent legal advice that left me feeling confident. I would definitely recommend Victoria and Consilia Legal.
Human & Pragmatic
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.
Put me at ease
Marie put me at ease at all times and trusted that she would always work for my best interest. She did not let me down.
Thoughtful & Clear
Thank you Laura for your thoughtful and clear guidance on the family matter regarding my daughter and her ex. It was good to have solid, down to earth input which has helped us to navigate the way forward.
Prompt & Diligent
I was referred to Consilia to review a settlement agreement. Service was prompt, diligent, and pragmatic. Easy communication and well-framed advice that reflected my requirements. Provided everything I needed for a straightforward case.
Knowlegable & Efficient
Andy was very knowledgeable and efficient. The legal documents and processes were explained clearly and the matter wast dealt with very swiftly. I would recommend.