Ed Marchant


Ed qualified as a solicitor into the Employment and Business Immigration team in 2016.

Ed was shortlisted for LawNet’s Young Lawyer of the Year 17/18 (ultimately being 'highly commended' in the category). 

Ed provides day-to-day HR advice on the full spectrum of employment issues, including employment contracts and staff handbooks, redundancies and re-organisationsTUPE transfers, restrictive covenants and Settlement Agreements.

On the contentious side, Ed has experience of Unfair Dismissal, Discrimination, TUPE Transfers, Breach of Contract and Whistleblowing claims, and all forms of pre-trial negotiation and dispute resolution.

Ed also has experience of advising on business immigration matters. He advises employers on the best routes to bring employees into the UK and assists in completing associated immigration licence and individual applications. He also has experience in making applications under the Points Based system and to study and visit, in addition to crystallising rights to remain in the UK.

Ed has particular experience of the charities sector, having spent a year of his training in charities team. He will continue to advise charity clients on employment issues, taking into account the particular duties that charities owe to their beneficiaries and to the Charity Commission. In particular Ed can advise on the duties of Trustees in relation to their employees, safeguarding procedures and Equality Act 2010 issues.

Ed trained at IBB Solicitors and undertook seats in the Wills & ProbateConstruction and Charities departments, qualifying into the Employment Team in 2016.

Prior to commencing his Training Contract, Ed worked as a paralegal in the finance team at Matthew, Arnold & Baldwin, and as a buyer in the retail industry.

Education: Legal Practice Course - University of Law Bloomsbury, (Distinction); LLB (Hons) - University of Manchester, (2.1)

Legal 500 in 2018 says:

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) handles an array of immigration matters, ranging from Tier 2 sponsor licensing, sponsor management system compliance, and acquiring Schengen visas, to advising on security clearance and leave to remain applications for key executives. Richard Devall heads the team, which includes Ed Marchant, who has a wealth of expertise handling applications under the points-based system". 

Team Employment and Business Immigration Charities immigration Based Capital Court - Uxbridge