James is a specialist barrister in Employment and Discrimination law. He specialises in a broad range of claims within this area of dismissal, whistleblowing, TUPE, redundancy, unpaid wages and discrimination claims and appeals for both employees and employers.
Outside of Chambers, James enjoys being a Trainee Helm with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, having been involved with the institution since 2012.
James acts for claimants and respondents in a wide range of employment law matters. He offers comprehensive advice and advocacy.
He is often instructed to provide advice on the merits and quantum of tribunal matters, in addition to providing specific advice on questions which arise in respect of a claim.
James has already been instructed to appear in several multi-day employment tribunal hearings including discrimination claims. He has previously appeared in several preliminary hearings including determining employment status, jurisdiction and disability status.
James has an interest in commercial matters which compliment his practice in employment and discrimination.
He has acted for parties in respect of injunctions and matters regarding restrictive covenants in the County Court. He has appeared in claims before the County Court arising out of breach of contract for matters arising from employment contract such as breach of wages claims which were more suited to the County Court than the Employment Tribunal.
He has previously also been involved in disputes relating to international master franchise agreements and other franchise issues.