Dawn Gallie

Solicitor and Head of Employment Department

Legal Advice for Employees, Disciplinary, Dismissals and Grievances, Employment and BattensHR

Location: Yeovil

Dawn is a leading employment solicitor in the South West with more than twenty years’ experience in her field. She is an accomplished expert in all aspects of employment law for both employers and employees.

She provides advice on disciplinary and grievance processes, managing sickness absence, providing bespoke contracts of employment and handbooks and preparing and negotiating settlement agreements.

Dawn has extensive experience in advising on TUPE matters, business reorganisations and redundancies. Her client’s range in size from small, family-run businesses to large, multi-site national organisations. Having set up BattensHR on joining in 2011, Dawn and the team offer commercial and practical advice and solutions to everyday HR and employment issues for a fixed annual fee. This ensures employers can concentrate on running their business with the knowledge that ongoing support is only a short email or call away.

Where claims are made, Dawn has considerable experience in representing employers in employment tribunals across the country and advising in appeals to the employment appeal tribunal defending claims ranging from discrimination and whistle blowing to unfair dismissal and breach of contract.

Employment law changes at a fast pace, Dawn regularly provides training to businesses and conducts seminars on topical employment issues and legal updates, including at Battens quarterly Employment Advice Team Lunches.

For employees, she provides advice and representation in claims for discrimination, whistleblowing and equal pay, in addition to claims for unfair dismissal, including those arising from redundancy. Dawn also advises on internal grievances, contractual matters and on settlement agreements.

She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)


“Dawn provided extremely timely and critical insight to help me determine my correct course of action. Very transparent on all matters and extremely prompt attention, I felt in very safe and capable hands at all times!”

G Martin

“Dawn was very reassuring during this distressing period where we were a new business and reliant on support. Thank you Dawn and the team.”

Mr Lindsay

“Can't thank Dawn and Debbie enough for their help - fantastic service, would not hesitate to use or recommend Battens services in the future.”

B Carroll