Adam Wheal | Solicitor in Employment Law | Hampshire Skip to content

My experience

I am a solicitor in the Employment department, having qualified in October 2021 after completing my training contract with Paris Smith.

I advise on both contentious and non-contentious areas of employment law and have particular experience in advising employees on the terms and effect of settlement agreements provided to them by their employers.

I am also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and have taken part in its Working Party Consultation to review and comment on the Government’s proposals to replace the Human Rights Act 1998 with a domestic Bill of Rights, with a particular focus on the effect these proposals will have on employment.

I featured on GB News on 15 July 2022 to discuss the Court of Appeal judgement in the case of Tesco Ltd v USDAW and ors which was to be handed down later that day. I reviewed the previous High Court decision which led to the appeal and also the wider background and controversy surrounding the practice of fire and rehire.

You can watch the relevant segment from the Show here.

Insights from Adam Wheal


Holiday pay for term-time only and part-year workers following Harpur Trust v Brazel Decision - New legislation from 1 April 2024

Read article

What is a grievance and should I raise one?

Read article

Disciplinary procedure : Have you been subject to one by your employer?

Read article

Redundancy process : What are my rights and entitlements?

Read article


Andrew Willshire and Adam Wheal | 27th February 2023

Disability Discrimination Podcast


Andrew Willshire and Adam Wheal | 27th February 2023

Disability Discrimination Podcast

The Disability Discrimination Podcast is your essential resource for staying informed on the latest issues in disability discrimination in the workplace. On this podcast, legal experts Andrew Willshire and Adam Wheal discuss the unique challenges faced by disabled individuals, while providing practical advice on diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace.

Don't miss out on this valuable platform for professionals seeking to create more equitable workplaces. Tune in now to stay up-to-date on disability discrimination issues in the workplace!


How I’ve helped our clients

Responsive and receptive. Adam Wheal was very helpful and provided some good advice having grasped the details of the situation quickly. All contact with other members of the team were positive experiences.


Adam did a great job in turning around my settlement agreement in a few days. He listened to my needs and recommended options to ensure I was happy with the final result. He was through in reviewing the agreement and recommending corrections. Overall great service.

Senior Executive - Settlement Agreement

Adam was responsive, proactive, very clear, concise and informative. A great solicitor. I have already recommended to others and would use Paris Smith again! Thank you.

A Settlement Agreement Client

Adam was really understanding, helpful and thorough. Put my mind at rest and took away a lot of the stress I was feeling.

Settlement Agreement Client

I have received such a great service from Adam. His knowledge and professionalism was invaluable and he addressed every issue and question I had. I felt that I was listened to and supported throughout. Adam truly went above and beyond and I will definitely keep him in mind in the future should myself or any one else I know need an employment solicitor.

Finance Sector - Settlement Agreement

Adam clearly understood my concerns and provided excellent legal advice, in a timely manner. Good communicator who made sense of the legal jargon. What I thought would be a protracted process was concluded within 24 hours. Prompt and efficient.

Retail Sector - Settlement Agreement

We had an amazing experience great advice and we put our trust in our legal advisor whom took time to listen and did not disappoint.

VS - Grievance

Adam provides excellent realistic legal advice and provides the potential outcome of any action taken. He is easy to talk to and shows great empathy which I found really helped me through a difficult legal situation. Adam is very responsive in terms of communication. I would highly recommend Adam if you need legal support, a real gem!

DJF - Resignation/Grievance case

Adam truly went above and beyond to secure a highly successful outcome. He provided vital and invaluable advice. Although many challenges were faced, Adam worked skilfully through each obstacle. He has a confident, extremely knowledgeable, and tactical approach, making him a shrewd negotiator. His calming, empathetic, supportive and kind presence was hugely valued. Adam was responsive and prompt, always making time for calls and updates. He listened and answered my many questions thoroughly, and I could always rely on his wise guidance. I simply cannot thank Adam enough

AM - Settlement Agreement

Very helpful

Daren Easey - Settlement Agreement Advice

Adam did a great job on sorting my agreement out for me. Really clear and very user friendly

Settlement Agreement

I asked for Adam's help when I knew that I would be discussing a settlement agreement with my existing employer. He supported me during the process from start to end and he was a pleasure to deal with throughout. His advice and guidance gave me the confidence to negotiate the outcome that I hoped for, and his expertise helped me to understand and navigate some of the more complicated aspects of the agreement. I would thoroughly recommend Adam.

Settlement Agreement - Digital Services Sector