Edward Aston

About Me

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BSc (2.1 Hons) in Business Studies with Law, Salford University

Diploma in Legal Studies, Birmingham University

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (with Commendation), College of Law

LLM in Employment Law with Distinction, University of Surrey


Admitted as a solicitor in January 2005, Edward embarked on an illustrious career path. He kickstarted his journey with a training contract at a regional heavyweight law firm before joining Astons, where he was quickly elevated to Partner status by October 2005. Edward's profound commitment to his profession is reflected in his pursuit of a Masters in Employment Law, undertaken part-time alongside his work commitments, from which he graduated with distinction.

Specialising in employment law since his qualification, Edward's breadth of expertise encompasses the entire spectrum of the discipline. He has lent his skills to multinational corporations and SMEs alike, advising on non-contentious matters like re-organisations, employment law practices, procedures, and family rights. His representation extends to contentious cases in Employment Tribunals across the UK.

Edward's dual foundation in business studies and employment law affords him a unique perspective. This combination empowers him to contextualise workplace challenges, ensuring he offers pragmatic and effective solutions to intricate problems. His client-centric approach guarantees timely and efficient service, tailored to the individual requirements of his clients.

For individual employees, Edward's counsel has been sought for a plethora of issues ranging from dismissals, redundancy, discrimination, breach of contract, to maternity rights and settlement agreements. His adept representation has benefitted numerous employee clients in Employment Tribunals.

Notable Cases:

 Mrs M Biggs and Ms R Stewart v Aethelbert Ltd and others
Ms Biggs was awarded £70,760.80 and Ms Stewart £108,744.28 in respect of their pregnancy and maternity Discrimination claims

 Ms L Nottola v Atelier Clifton Ltd and Ms E Hawkey
Ms Nottola was awarded £59,632.94 by the Employment Tribunal in respect of her pregnancy discrimination claim

 Mr R Newlyn-Jones v Herongrange Ltd
Mr Jones was awarded £130,256.56 in respect of his unfair dismissal and discrimination claims

 Harper v Moulton College
The Employment Tribunal awarded Mrs Harper compensation of £144,099.89, comprising of £9,870 for her unfair dismissal claim and £134,229.89 for her age discrimination claim

Professional Affiliations:

Member of the Employment Lawyers Association

A sports enthusiast, Edward cherishes both playing and watching a variety of sports. Loyally, he supports Leicester City, showcasing his unwavering commitment through thick and thin.