Testimonials

We act for employers in a wide range of sectors across England, Scotland and Wales including education, private health care, media, insurance, transport (rail and bus), haulage, retail, local authority, NHS, hospitality, charities and more and advise on all areas of employment law including unfair dismissal, discrimination, industrial action, grievance, redundancy and restructure, harassment and bullying, health and safety, TUPE and more.

What Our Clients Say

Since I’ve known Simon he has consistently provided exceptional levels of professional services on more than one occasion.

Simon is able to establish a comfort level with clients at an early stage. He not only provides this assurance but also excels in achieving the desired results.

I would personally recommended Simon to any company and individual known to me who require his specialist employment law knowledge and experience.

HR Professional

Simon is easy to engage with and his team are a pleasure to deal with. Simon's advice and guidance is timely, clear and practical. I can not fault the support I've had from him.

HR Director

The past few weeks battling with my former employer have been the worst weeks of my working life. I have no idea how I would have got through to an agreement if it was not for Simon!

The whole way through he has given me amazing advice and always had my back. He helped me stand up for what was right and reach a settlement that I am very pleased with.

We were dealing with bullies but Simon’s responses were professional, unsparing and always brilliant – I felt like I had my own legal bouncer! I can’t thank him enough!!

Employee Client

It’s been great to work with David on a variety of HR issues. He has always strived to deal with matters in a business centric manner which has been very refreshing. His approach is very down to earth & he’s dealt with matters quickly & efficiently. I would highly recommend him.

Ophthalmic Director

I have worked with Simon in my current role and in previous roles and I can highly recommend Simon in terms of his knowledge, guidance, support, flexibility (always contactable when I needed him) and his ability to build relationships. The reason I have chosen to work with Simon on numerous occasions is not only because I trust him, but unlike other solicitors - I feel that Simon goes out of his way to understand his clients, the needs to his clients and the way in which to deliver information & guidance suitable to individuals. Simon also has a great sense of humour which for me is an added bonus. I am pleased to recommend Simon.

Senior HR Manager

Simon is by far the most capable and knowledgeable employment law professional I have ever worked with. Rather than simply providing advice, he takes the time to understand the specific goals and challenges of the organisation you work in to ensure he is able to tailor his approach directly to the context of your business. He is quick to understand issues you may present him with before providing a straightforward and practical view on the options available, taking the time to ensure you fully understand the approach to take and any risks associated with specific actions. Simon is extremely personable and a pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend him. 

HR Business Partner

Since being introduced to David and Robinson Ralph, I have been struck by the pragmatic and commercial approach to advice with a great sense of humour. These 3 things are not always found in lawyers, however in my experience this is exactly what business leaders (and savvy HR Professionals) need. In addition I have been delighted by the sharing of useful updates, Q&A’s, webinars and other useful ‘free stuff’ - showing a real desire to be a true partner to the HR & business world. 

Head of HR

This week I had the pleasure of working with Samuel. He was the legal expert at the HR Director Forum I run. Sam was an excellent speaker and really held the attention of the audience. His ability to interpret law into a common sense approach was valuable to the session. I highly recommend his skill set, approach and friendly personality and I look forward to his next update at an event in the near future. 

HR Professional

I have no hesitation in recommending Simon - he's an expert employment lawyer, and extremely professional whilst also being very personable and easy to work with. He's pragmatic and grounded and gives straightforward, clear advice. He's very astute and can untangle complex issues and navigate you to a positive outcome. Absolutely the person you want on your team, to help you / your company with employment law advice, representation, wider education for your workforce, personal employment law matters - Simon is completely trustworthy and gives excellent advice - highly recommended.

HR Professional

Simon is a straight talking conscientious knowledgeable professional whom has been a great support to our business whenever we have needed his advice. He is very responsive to the individual needs whilst being commercially aware on how decisions he advises our business on will affect the wider operation and the financial impact to the organisation. He is both knowledgeable but at the same time approachable and down to earth taking away that stigma often associated with the subject of employment law. He understands how to speak in language that is plain and clear that non legal and HR professionals understand thus taking away the almost alienation of employment law within a fast paced organisation.

Head of HR

Simon has been our employment lawyer for 9 years and has always given us excellent advice. I am only too happy to recommend him.

Chief Executive

I have worked with Simon on various employment law related matters and he undoubtedly does what it says on the tin! As promised, he has “always worked with us to deliver the right results”. Simon is focused, keen to understand your business and gives his advice without any bamboozling legal jargon! He is very knowledgeable in his field and applies that knowledge to ensure that you receive reliable professional guidance that gives you the confidence to move forward. Finally, he is also great fun to deal with. In fact, the whole team at Robinson Ralph Limited has a “can do” attitude and provides great customer service and I can highly recommend the firm.

Managing Director

David was more than happy to help and support with my question; his guidance was clear and concise. I follow RR and find David’s posts to always be helpful and as an individual he is clearly very knowledgeable in his area of expertise.

HR Professional

David gave clear practical advice which helped me come to the right decision. He avoids the "safety first" approach where lawyers just advise on what you can't do rather on what you can do.

Company Client

I worked with Simon recently and found him to be very professional at all times. His communication style is great and he did not use all the usual legal terminologies which we all find very difficult to understand. Very prompt and efficient service. 

Head of HR

If you need pragmatic, sensible and commercially astute support, Simon is your go-to-guy. He is an absolute expert in his field and has always given me superb assistance and direction. 

I would absolutely, without hesitation, recommend Simon.

Head of HR

Simon has provided first class advice and support to myself and the HR team. He is very pragmatic with his recommendations, factoring in our business needs. He understands risk management and provides options which I am fully able to present to senior leaders with all the legal factors considered. Simon does more than a solicitor advising me ‘what not to do’, he explores the right path knowing our business and culture. This allows our HR team to be more commercially aligned and demonstrate our added value HR service.

Interim HR Director

Thank you for your continuous prompt, professional support and advice. Really pleased with the results delivered by David, looking forward to working with David and Robinson Ralph Limited in the future.

HR Professional

Simon has consistently provided prompt, straightforward and reliable HR legal advice. Definitely the person to have working on your behalf. Advice is always provided in a no-nonsense manner, it's always clear exactly what is needed to resolve an issue.

Head of Compliance

David gave clear practical advice which helped me come to the right decision. He avoids the "safety first" approach where lawyers just advise on what you can't do rather on what you can do.

Company Client

Simon is a very experienced & knowledgeable Employment Lawyer. I found him to be professional, diligent & concise in my dealings with him. Always readily available to help and support whilst providing balanced solutions in a pragmatic way. I would happily recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice!

HR Professional

Refreshingly clear, supportive and practical employment law advice. Simon is fantastic to work with, responds incredibly quickly to calls and emails and made a difficult situation much easier to manage with pragmatic guidance. An absolute pleasure to work with you.

Managing Director

Anybody who has met Sam knows you couldn't meet a nicer person - one of life's genuinely lovely people. Add to this Sam's excellent skills in employment law and dealing with people empathetically, his legal career will know no boundaries. 

Working with Sam is a real pleasure, and to top it all he has a fantastic sense of humour - he's a top man!

Mediation & ER Specialist

Simon has always been very open to a legal chat which has been excellent to reinforce procedures and policy that I have been working on. He has recently advised on a complex employment case and has been brilliant. He makes himself available at short notice and always replied promptly to email and calls back. He knows his stuff very well and is such a personable and funny guy which always helps in a legal eagle I find. Professional, well informed and self assured. No question is stupid and has probably been asked 100 times. Would highly recommend.

Head of HR

It’s a privilege to recommend David and the team at Robinson Ralph Limited. David provides great advise and guidance. The weekly employment law update is great and very entertaining. The webinars and updates are great plus the free products. The free half hour session today with David was brilliant and covered furlough, covering any questions I had.

HR Manager

Simon differs to other lawyers I’ve worked with and in a good way! He totally understands sense of urgency and demanding customer groups. He makes himself available, returns calls and does what he says he will when he agreed to do it! Simon works in partnership to successfully bring matters to resolution. Simon has worked with me on a range of issues, some very sensitive and complex, no matter the issue, Simon gets to the nub quickly. We always have a good giggle which I really welcome, much needed when things are tough! Most recently I enjoyed crafting a learning session which Simon delivered in-house and true to form in a highly engaging manner. As I’ve said before, Simon really is a joy to work with!

HR Professional

Well what can I say about Simon and the Robinson Ralph team. I turned to Robinson Ralph to support with some HR & Employment Law challenges we have been facing and have to say I was not disappointed. Not only is Simon approachable and straight talking, he takes the time to understand your business needs and help provide the best actions and / or solutions. Simon makes the complex simple and as an added bonus has some cracking banter! Seriously though, great advice, timely responses and a customer centric approach. If you are looking for great solicitors to support you with any of your HR & Employment needs then Robinson Ralph is your team.

People Director

Without going into the gory details, David's assistance navigating a complex HR problem was second to none.

I literally can't recommend him highly enough. I'd actually go as far as to say -- and I don't say this about lawyers very often -- it was a *pleasure* to deal with Robinson Ralph Limited. The entire body of staff are ultra-responsive, concise and charge you exactly what they said they would. I can't ask for more.

So, if what you need are ANSWERS, instead of the impotent suggestions you'll normally get from overly-cautious lawyers: hands down, David is your man.

Company Client

Simon and his team at Robinson Ralph have gone above and beyond during these unprecedented times by proactively providing their clients with up to date information / interpretations of the Government Job Retention Scheme. This has enabled me and the business immensely to make some critical decisions.
I have used Simon's services prior to these circumstances and can't recommend enough his knowledgeable and timely advice that has helped us to bring matters to a great outcome. I would definitely recommend Simon and his team.

Head of HR

Simon’s style is direct, measured and well informed. His assured manner and constructive challenge enables productive, pointed and timely discussion and ultimately resolution. Simon was great counsel in supporting and guiding me when I needed his instruction. A realistic and honest guy who was a pleasure to work with, professional with a human / personable touch. I have no doubt that I’ll call on him and his team again in the future

Head of Warehouse Operations

I have sought Simon's advice on a number of occasions and without exception have found him to offer a very balanced and commercial viewpoint. Simon combines that rare quality of being personable and professional while giving no-nonsense, quality advice. Thank you Simon for your continued support and without question, I would not hesitate to recommend.

HR Manager

David gives reliable and practical advice and he delivers on time. Difficult issues always feel safer and easier to solve with his assistance, so he is my go-to adviser for employment law matters.

Director of Legal

Simon's excellent employment law knowledge meant he got straight to the crux of my employment matter, and provided very clear advice. No question was too small, and he always responded promptly to emails and calls. I would highly recommend Simon. 

Employee Client

Working with Simon has been an absolute pleasure. He is very thorough and friendly in his approach. He knows his employment law in depth and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him in future.

HR Specialist

Quite simply the best in the business. Simon has excellent employment law knowledge and combines this perfectly with a commercial awareness and level of insight which is unparalleled in my experience. Simon is adept at getting to the heart of even the most complex of issues, providing clear and logical legal advice. He's always available, pragmatic in his approach and highly personable. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Simon.

Director of HR

Simon and I have worked together for a while now. I have found his no-nonsense, sensible approach to employment law refreshing which allows businesses to reach a positive conclusion. I look forward to continuing to work together on many projects.

Head of HR

“Simon has grown a reputation over the years as being a "go to" expert in all employment law, ER and HR matters. As a true industry leader, Simon's class is evident both as counsel to any business and as an engaging trainer who is able to exemplify and articulate perfectly the purpose and meaning of legislation, process and the associated risks in perhaps the most engaging and charismatic style. “I'm delighted to be able to once again work with Simon, more now given he has grasped at a market niche and made a real example of how this level of support should be delivered. Robinson Ralph raises the bar well beyond the reach of others who compete in this field with RR delivering consistently with real value add solutions and optimised advice, ensuring only the best outcomes. RR has a unique and indisputable edge led by Simon and his team which makes engagement simple and effective.”

Professional Head of Operations

Simon is a superb employment law professional. He has the ability to find pragmatic solutions to complex issues that balance the law with commercial realities. He is very responsive, very reliable and also great fun to work with. I would highly recommend him.

Head of HR

I have recently worked with Robinson Ralph and as always found their support and advice excellent. On this occasion I worked more closely with Samuel. He was a breath of fresh air and extremely helpful. He was patient and supportive when I asked 11th hour crazy questions and wanted more changes done. He is knowledgable and empathetic and came back to me quickly when needed. Thank you Samuel you made things simple and much easier than I had expected. It was a pleasure working with you and the whole team

HR Projects Lead

What a pleasure it is to work with Simon. His down-to-earth and pragmatic style is refreshing, as is his obvious sense of humour, but clearly most importantly Simon provides great practical employment law advice in an accessible way. I can thoroughly recommend Simon!

HR Director

I have had the pleasure of working with Simon since October when a colleague recommended him to me. I was instantly drawn in to Simon's passion for employment law. Simon's knowledge and expertise is second to none and his advice is very pragmatic allowing for interpretation of the law to be well understood. Compared to other lawyers I have worked with Simon is by far the best!

HR Professional

I recently met with Samuel, whilst representing us at a Employment Tribunal. Along with his colleague Simon. He showed great understanding of all matters in hand. He was extremely helpful in all aspects of the procedures, he put me at ease throughout, and gave the confidence of a seasoned legal eagle. A great pleasure to have met with him, and I wish him well in his advancement within Company Law.

Managing Director

I could not recommend Simon highly enough. All potential difficulties in the process navigated with consummate ease. 

To echo some other recommendations, Simon is very quick to come back to any queries. Not only was everything dealt with in an extremely efficient manner and it was also conducted with an attention to detail. 

Moreover, interactions with Simon are always fun and authentic. In what could have been a difficult moment for me, Simon's easy-manner and competence turned it all into a comfortable process.

Employee Client

I have known Simon for more than ten years. He has provided Employment Law advice to myself and my HR team both at Cafcass and in a previous organisation. Simon's expertise in Employment Law, Employee Relations and best-practice HR is beyond question, and he combines this with a remarkable skill in advocacy at Tribunal, which I have witnessed first-hand. Having Simon at the end of the phone is deeply reassuring; be it for a quick bit of advice or a more in-depth discussion about a strategic approach to dealing with a complex issue. Simon is always responsive and gives a sense that nothing is ever too much trouble. He tells jokes too, many of which are priceless but none of which he charges for. I don't know what more you could want?

Head of HR

Robinson Ralph are our employment solicitors and I have recently worked closely with Simon on a number of employment law related issues. I have found the quality of his advice and the speed at which he provides responses to be invaluable. Not only have I always received quick turnaround on everything I have ever asked him, I found Simon to be a breath of fresh air. He was easy to deal with and was available out of hours when required. His dedication to putting clients at ease is something which really resonates and which makes working with him and Robinson Ralph a pleasurable experience. I would strongly recommend Simon and his team.

CEO

As a freelance HR Director, relationships with other credible professionals and firms are key to me in delivering a high quality service to clients. Simon and the team at Robinson Ralph Limited have quickly become my employment law partners of choice. 

Approachable, knowledgeable and commercial, and with a great sense of humour which makes an often complex and stressful situation all the easier to deal with. I would highly recommend Simon as a trusted advisor for in house HR Directors and fellow HR consultants.

HR Director

I have been working with Sam at Robinson Ralph on some particularly challenging employment law matters and have found him to be absolutely excellent. He has gone considerably beyond the call of duty and worked long and hard to get to the best possible outcome. He has dealt with matters in a good humoured, tolerant and efficient way and has suggested some really innovative ways of finalising things. It's great to work with someone who can interpret the law to make it more accessible and who takes care of his clients in this sort of way. I can't recommend Sam highly enough.

HR Director

Simon was always available to speak which is appreciated when managing tricky cases. He also injected humour in to proceedings and this was really appreciated. Thanks to Simon and the Robinson Ralph Limited team for a great outcome. Thoroughly recommended and wouldn’t hesitate to use again.

HR Professional

I am delighted to have worked with Robinson Ralph during the firm’s first year!  Their “can-do” approach is second to none.  I love the fact that you can generally make a call and get the answer to a query or problem during that same call.  I was used to having to call, then follow up with written details by email and then to have wait for a few days for a response! Simon and his team really recognise that “people problems” need to be resolved quickly to allow any business to get on with its core business objectives.  The team is energetic, alert and keen to understand your business rather than just wanting to maximise billable hours too.  The whole approach is totally refreshing!

Managing Director

I cannot recommend Simon highly enough. I have known him for a number of years now and have always found him to be responsive, pragmatic and very personable. You always get clear, supportive and rational advice – definitely no ‘sitting on the fence’. His sense of humour and down to earth nature almost make you forget you’re talking to a lawyer but you definitely want him on your side and not the opposing one. Thanks Simon

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HR Professional

Simon is the most proficient Employment Lawyer I have dealt with in over 20 years of involvement in IR and ER matters. His knowledge and pragmatic approach to managing situations has provided me with highly insightful and effective advice to manage and mitigate 'risk'. I would highly recommend Simon to any HR professional seeking to effect a positive and progressive IR / ER strategy.

Head of HR

Highly recommend David for any employment advice & services, he helped my business during the current Covid-19 crisis giving me a range of professional solutions to my business problems making my job as a business director a lot more clearer after many confusing announcements from the government.

Thank you again for your support and look forward to working with you in the future.

Business Owner

I remember David as a safe hands, can do advocate. A colleague you can rely on to do a sterling job even when the pressure is on. Always well liked and popular for all the right reasons.

HR Professional

Working with David you instantly get a great rapport. He is very down to earth, yet you know you are in safe hands as he is extremely knowledgeable and can get very quickly to the core matters. He communicates in a clear way and provides options that are pragmatic. I would have no hesitation is recommending David.

HR Director

David dealt with my case very efficiently and promptly, also very considerate of the situation. Would definitely use Robinson Ralph Limited again. Thank you very much for your help!

Company Client

Simon has a very pragmatic and friendly approach to his work. He offers sound, professional advice based on years of experience. He is an asset to any organisation/individual that may call upon his services. I would wholeheartedly recommend him.

Operations Director

I would 100% recommend Robinson Ralph Limited. Their approach is very refreshing and uplifting. Their webinars and free weekly "Friday" updates are fantastic and informative, with a good measure of light hearted humour to keep us entertained.... Because of this, I reached out to David for support with GDPR exemptions. We had a free 30 minutes consultation, which was brilliant and helpful! To sum it up, he was personable, knowledgeable, professional, supportive and accommodating. His advice was clear and straightforward! I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending David! Thank you again!!

Company Client

Very rarely do you spend time with a lawyer and laugh, but Simon has that special blend of professional knowledge, commercial acumen, life experience, and the ability to not take any of it too seriously. This means he is a pleasure to do business with, but also just an all-round great human being.

As well as being a client of Simon's, I have confidently recommended him to others and always been warmly thanked for doing so - he does an excellent job every time. 

As when setting up any new venture, RobinsonRalph has been a leap of faith, but never was someone more deserving of a happy landing.

HR Director

Simon was great, he made a horrible situation bearable and gave me the confidence to make a stand for what was fair and reasonable.

Solicitor

Simon and his team are brilliant - there really is no match for Robinson Ralph. They are technically excellent and deliver clear and concise advise even in the most complex situations. Simon's sense of humour provides light relief in often sensitive discussions. I wouldn't go anywhere else for Employment Law advice.

HR Manager

Simon has supported us with more complex HR queries for a number of months now and we are very happy with the service he provides. He's definitely 'no nonsense' which works well for us and we particularly like that he clearly spells out the risk of doing X, Y or Z, he doesn't give us 'text book', giving us the freedom to choose what's best for the business.

HR Manager

David is a highly professional, courteous and knowledgeable Employment Lawyer. I have worked with Lawyers previously, however David & his team by far are the best! They were able to provide me with practical, pragmatic and sound commercial advise. I have also used various legal support teams previously who often prolong the answer to your query, which isn’t always the right solution for the business. If you want honest, prompt ‘commercial’ advice, go to David!

HR Manager

Simon is incredibly engaging. He cuts to the chase and makes even the most complex of situations easily understood and works with you to simplify action-oriented solutions.

It's clear from the off that Simon is very knowledgable, passionate and energetic, these qualities coupled with his wit and great sense of humour make him a joy to work with!

HR Director

If you need a top class legal professional on your side, choose Simon. He is an expert in employment law and has the aptitude to read situations accurately and quickly in order to give the best advice on options and summarises pros and cons in layman terms.  

Simon is direct and patient with complex matters and ensured at every stage that I understood the process, was transparent and maintained regular contact. 

Above all Simon is very passionate about client care, I felt well supported and completely confident with Simon who is both intelligent and clearly cares about people. 

Thank you for exceeding my expectations with minimal stress.

Head of HR

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