James qualified as a solicitor in 2014, and joined BDBF in May 2021.
He trained and qualified at a top international law firm where he advised international clients from a wide range of sectors and industries on contentious, transactional and advisory Employment matters. After qualification, he spent a number of years working on Intellectual Property and Commercial matters before focussing exclusively on his Employment practice. His broad cross-practice and commercial experience greatly benefits the advice he provides to clients.
James has assisted clients in the Employment Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal. He has worked on a broad range of Employment matters including successfully representing an employer in an unfair dismissal claim at the Leeds Employment Tribunal. He has also advised individuals on discrimination matters, and employers on restrictive covenants, redundancy, TUPE and undertaken Employment due diligence in the context of M&A transactions. As part of his general practice, James has drafted Service Agreements and advised on matters relating to vicarious liability and jurisdictional issues.
James is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Industrial Law Society.
In his leisure time, James enjoys keeping in shape by playing tennis and going to the gym. He also has a passion for travel and developing his foreign language skills. James speaks German and Spanish having lived in both countries and travelled extensively throughout South America.