James’ practice covers all areas of employment law including both individual and collective/trade union aspects, commercial disputes including those with an employment element to them, regulatory and disciplinary matters and professional liability.
James has acted in a number of high profile discrimination, TUPE and collective matters. He regularly appears at the EAT and a number of these cases have been reported. He also contributes to leading publications including those on TUPE, industrial action and discrimination.
On the commercial side, James’ practice involves advocacy and advisory work at all stages of litigation. His expertise includes both contractual disputes and those with a restitutionary element, the sale and supply of goods and services, hire purchase, conflict of laws, insolvency and employment agency contracts.
James has rights of audience before the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts in Dubai, where he has recently undertaken two full trials in which judgment is yet to be handed down.
James has a Masters in Labour Law from the LSE, an LLB from UCL and an Engineering degree from Cambridge University. Before studying law he worked as an engineer both for the Ministry of Defence and in the private sector.