Phil Bramhall

Managing Director, Solicitor

Phil Bramhall has been a solicitor since 1987 and has specialised in employment law, advising, training and representing employers in both the private and the public sectors. He is also an accredited workplace mediator and was a registered agent with the RFU.

Becoming a partner and head of the Liverpool employment team at DLA (now DLA Piper, I think) in 1998, I enjoyed good working relationships with the HR teams in a number of household names.

After 9 years at DLA, which gave me a lot of experience of managing a business, I decided that I wanted to focus on the relationship with the clients, rather than the politics and commerciality which comes with being part of a large firm. But how could I do that?

On 1st February 2005, I set up Bramhalls, with the active and moral support of Judith, following a day of intensive discussions in the study at our home. The vision was to choose clients who value expert employment law support and to establish close, and enjoyable, relationships which benefit both the clients and business.

PD Ports was and is one such client, our first official invoice and the relationship has gone from strength to strength ever since.

In his spare time, Phil is making efforts to learn Spanish and get more exercise. He is also a keen supporter of Sale Sharks and the England rugby teams, as well as an infrequent and inadequate supporter of his local Anselmians Rugby Club.