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Sylvia Chan is a Senior Employment Lawyer at Co-op Legal Services in Bristol.
Sylvia has specialised in Employment Law since 2008 and deals with complex high value Employment Tribunal claims, Employment Appeal Tribunal cases, County Court cases including Sex Discrimination claims, Disability Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Unfair Dismissal from Work, TUPE and Whistleblowing. Sylvia also specialises in Employment Settlement Agreements.
Sylvia is a proficient Litigator with extensive experience representing employees. She has assisted many Senior Executives to negotiate successful exit packages and has attended many Employment Tribunal hearings. She has experience in conducting advocacy through case management discussions and preliminary hearings on behalf of Claimants.
"May I please take this opportunity to express gratitude for everything you have done for me with my recent redundancy claim? After being recommended the Co-op Legal Services as an outstanding firm of Solicitors to use I decided to give it a try. With lots of good quality Solicitors locally, I listened to a friend and took my business to your firm in Bristol. From the initial consultation I felt at ease and I knew I had made the correct decision. Sadly it has not been an easy transaction as my employers have played difficult but nothing was too much trouble for you. You made me feel relaxed when I come off the phone to you when I was very anxious; you went above the beyond the call of duty to gather information and ensure I was fully updated at all times. At no point over the past 2 weeks have I felt in the dark with information. Your kindness has shone through and I am so grateful for your help. Communication was superb and if I needed to contact you by telephone you were always available to calm me down. On the odd occasion I left a message you called back as soon as you were free. Sylvia, thank you so much for everything." Ms W., Gloucestershire
"I would like to thank you for all the work and advice you have given me over the last few months and wish you all the best for the future." Mr C., Humberside
"I would also like to take the time to thank you for your assistance on this case. I appreciate the support and time taken to conclude this matter for me." Mr B., Surrey
"Thank you very much for your advice and your efforts. This will mean that I can now move on with my life, put all the paperwork in a box and try to build my self-esteem up again. I am very grateful." Mrs H., Manchester
"Very professional and informative." Mr G, Hertfordshire
Solicitors Regulation Authority
Employment Lawyers Association
The Industrial Law Society
Sylvia graduated from the University of Birmingham where she was President of the Law Society and completed her LPC at the College of Law in Birmingham.
Sylvia started specialising in Employment Law as a Paralegal for national law firm Irwin Mitchell LLP in 2008, then moved to DAS Law in Bristol in 2010 where she was promoted to Senior Litigator.
She qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer (CILEx) in 2013 and became Head of Employment Law at Agility UK (Training & Consultancy) Ltd in 2014 then relocated back to Bristol as a Senior Employment Executive at Co-op Legal Services in 2015. In 2017 Sylvia was admitted as a Solicitor and is dual qualified as CILEx.
When Not Working
When Sylvia is not tackling difficult employment law claims she is often found playing Premiership Rugby for Gloucester Hartpury Ladies and spends her summers playing rugby 7s nationally and abroad for charity rugby teams. She is Captain of Scotty’s Tigers who raise money for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity that supports children who have lost a parent serving in the British Armed Forces.
In her recent tours she has played rugby against national sides such as Israel, Malta and Tunisia. She has recently featured in England Women’s rugby promotional video advertisement on the RFU Facebook and also appeared with Lichfield Ladies WRFC in the Wispa TV advert in 2008. Sylvia also enjoys running, attending the gym, swimming, climbing and mountain biking.