What Others Say

Awards and Legal Directories

Chambers 2020

"They give you the facts of each scenario but allow the client to make a business decision. They will always make a recommendation but understand that the client may want to pursue a different avenue."

"They give the client dedicated attention, with an approach that is always balanced and thoughtful, working to get a win-win situation,"

"They are down to earth and realistic in their approach."

Legal 500 - 2019 edition

'Simply excellent'

'Always technically sound, giving clear guidance and advice, super responsive and having excellent judgement and perspective'

Legal 500 - 2018 edition

Crossland has been recommended in the Legal 500 for employment law and human resources in the Thames Valley, Berkshire and Oxfordshire areas. Boutique firm Crossland Employment Solicitors gives the very best practical advice’ during discrimination issues, breach of contract claims, large-scale reorganisations, senior executive exits and other matters. Consulting barrister Kevin Charles represented a UK-based plc in a sex discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal dispute with a senior employee, who brought claims against other colleagues, and the ‘fantastic’ Beverley Sunderland acted for a senior executive in an unfair dismissal and whistleblowing dispute. Director Barry Ross is another key contact. The firm’s clients include M&C Saatchi, asra Housing Group and Intertek Group.

Chambers 2019

'They live and breathe employment law so you always feel you are getting the most up-to-date information'

'One of the elements I most value is their ability to look for practical solutions'

Chambers 2018

What the team is known for

Boutique employment firm that works with clients that range from SMEs to large PLCs, on a wide variety of employment issues. Also works with senior employees on employment litigation, as well as providing advice on non-contentious matters.


One source praises the team’s pragmatic approach: ‘they tell you the law but they're also commercial – they give you the risks and let you make your own mind up’.

An interviewee adds: ‘I value them because they know it's often quite urgent and their turnaround time is very quick. They work very well as a team and I've had first-class service all of the time’.

Notable practitioners

Clients say that Beverley Sunderland 'understands business and gives proper advice’. She assists clients with a full range of employment issues.

Halsbury Legal Awards 2015 - Winners of Law Firm of the Year (Fewer than 50 Employees')

There was no doubt this firm came out on top. A niche firm with a level of expertise, professionalism and availability equal to any of the big firms…and a host of excellent testimonials: 90% of the firm’s work is from recommendation.’

Women in Business 2015 'Woman of the Year' - Role Model

When naming Beverley Sunderland, Managing Partner, as a role model the judges commented on her:‘honesty, integrity, drive, team building, client relationships, inspiring nature towards women both inside and outside Crossland and proactive office guidelines and mentoring skills'.