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Meet the team

Alan Dark at The Company Solicitor


Alan is pragmatic, commercial and client focused.

As a senior solicitor, Alan goes the extra mile for his clients who rapidly view him as an invaluable member of their team, solicitor and business adviser.

Alan has a natural interest in business and is always keen to understand how the business works, their objectives and challenges so ensuring his advice is  effective and targeted. Alan strives to provide exactly what his clients ask of him.

Alan is well respected by clients and as a result receives many recommendations.


  • Developing niche offering nationally
  • Relationship building
  • Forging links with HR specialists and accountants for strategic referrals

Alan Dark

Consultant Solicitor

“The services that we receive from The Employment Solicitor are always professional, prompt and accurate. It is essential to us to have a reliable and trustworthy partner, on whom we can rely to navigate us through challenging situations. I have always found that Alan Dark / TES go above and beyond in order to meet our expectations, and have been very impressed with their partnership with us.”

Peter Fisher – Head of Human Resources


  • Business protection – restraint of trade and injunction proceedings
  • Business HR strategy
  • Director exits and shareholder disputes
  • Collective changes to employee terms and conditions
  • HMRC national minimum wage investigations
  • Multi party TUPE actions
  • Defending businesses in legal proceedings (actual or threatened)


The Company Solicitor
July 2017 – Present

Consultant Solicitor

Shakespeare Martineau
Jun 2016 – July 2017

Legal Director

Shakespeare Martineau
May 2009 – June 2016

Associate Solicitor

Needham and James
Jan 2002 – April 2009

Associate Solicitor

Thales Communications
Sept 1999 – Nov 2001

In-house Counsel