I believe that legal expertise is just a starting point when doing a job for clients, reassurance and the ability to negotiate effectively are essential too. To get the best outcomes, we need to be aware of commercial considerations and explain the options to clients clearly."

Andrew joined Averta Employment Lawyers in 2018 as an Assistant Solicitor, becoming an Associate Solicitor in 2020. He had many years’ experience, working on a wide variety of employment law matters. He is comfortable acting for directors, senior executives, shareholders and, in addition, businesses of all sizes.

Comprehensive Understanding

Andrew was formerly a Partner at Bowling & Co Solicitors in London where he headed up the employment law team where he advised SMEs, partnerships and Individuals as well as representing clients at the Employment Tribunal.

His considerable experience means he has developed a comprehensive understanding of contentious and non-contentious issues including unfair, wrongful, and constructive dismissal; discrimination; TUPE; redundancy and business re-organisation; settlement agreements; contracts of employment; handbooks and procedures.

Andrew has also regularly represented both Employees and Employers in the High Court and County Court in matters concerning restrictive covenants and breaches of confidentiality.

Andrew represented me recently, he was very professional, personable and approachable during a very upsetting time for me. His advice was great, and his input and legal support resulted in a very quick and satisfactory resolution to the matter. I wouldn't hesitate in having Andrew represent me again if required and would recommend him to anyone who needed Employment legal advice."

Client feedback


Efficient, professional service and communications maintained during the difficult Covid lockdown period. Always available however difficult the circumstances. Alan Jones and Andrew Lester have continued to provide strong emotional support through difficult times as well as maintaining their professionalism."

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