Roland Fairlamb

Associate Solicitor

Having completed the Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University, Roland undertook his training contract at a full-service law firm in Durham, qualifying in 2016. Roland initially worked within both the dispute resolution and employment teams, then moved to a large firm in Newcastle in 2018 to specialise in employment law.

Roland has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law. He is a pragmatic lawyer with a commercially-focused and practical approach.

Roland joined Collingwood Legal in April 2024 as an Associate Solicitor.

Experience

Examples of Roland’s experience includes:

  • Providing retainer-based and ad-hoc advice on general employment law queries.
  • Reviewing and drafting employment contracts.
  • Advising both individual and company clients on settlement agreements (including high value settlements).
  • Representing clients throughout the course of employment tribunal proceedings.
  • Transactional work, including working on high value transactions and providing TUPE advice.

Roland also has a keen interest in data protection work and its role in employment law. He enjoys delivering training sessions and building relationships with clients.

Outside of work

Roland is an avid reader and enjoys going to crime literature festivals (particularly the annual event at Harrogate). Roland also enjoys following football, tennis, squash and darts. Roland is also a big Springsteen fan, and has seen the E Street Band more times than he likes to count!

Roland has two dachshunds, one of which was rescued by a charity from a meat-market.

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