Andrew Lester, Director. Employment Law

Andrew Lester Employment Law Specialist

Andrew Lester is an experienced Solicitor specialising in Commercial Litigation and Employment Law. He has been involved in a number of high-value confidential information and restrictive covenant matters.

Andrew provides no nonsense pragmatic advice and works with his clients to find commercially minded solutions to both employment and commercial litigation issues, whilst ensuring his client’s interests are fully protected.

Andrew has experience acting on behalf of limited companies, businesses and individuals in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law including unfair, wrongful and constructive dismissal; discrimination claims under the Equality Act 2010; TUPE regulations; redundancy and business reorganisation; compromise agreements; contracts of employment; dismissal and grievance procedures as well a staff handbooks and internal policies and procedures.

“City Fertility have been working with Andrew Lester for 5 years now. Although not every company is happy to see their employment lawyer as it might mean some issues and further expenses, this is not true with Andrew. He has always helped us out with everything that we needed in the best possible way. I do appreciate Andrew’s approach to his work and to his clients as well. Whether we needed urgent advice early in the morning or after working hours, Andrew was available throughout the day and always keen to help. He has always gone the extra mile for us, rescheduled his diary for the day in order to be able to come for a personal meeting if we needed to.”

Andrew also undertakes work in commercial litigation/dispute resolution having represented both companies and individuals in a wide range of commercial litigation. Andrew has experience representing clients in the following areas:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Director’s duties
  • Franchise Agreements and Disputes
  • Injunctions
  • Misuse of confidential information
  • Partnership Agreements and Disputes
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Debt Recovery
  • Agency disputes, Commercial agent claims, undisclosed profit claims
  • Sale of Goods and services
  • Share Purchase Agreements and Disputes

Before joining ORJ, Andrew previously worked for a London based law firm where he worked on behalf of Companies, Professional Partnerships and SME businesses across a wide range of industries.  During that time he represented clients in the high court in numerous claims worth over £1million.

Andrew is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Andrew is happy to discuss any problem confidentially without obligation. Please contact him directly on 01785 272015 (direct line) or email

Outside work interests

Rugby, running, mountain biking, attending theatre, live music & sport and he’s a keen Tottenham Hotspur Fan.