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James Medhurst

James Medhurst

Senior Associate

T: 07471 320 049 (DDI)
T: 01865 792 300

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James is a Senior Associate in our Oxford office and works in our Employment & HR team.

About James

James joined our Employment team from Fieldfisher. Before qualifying as a solicitor in 2014, James had a career in television production.

Work highlights

  • litigated two of the most high profile cases regarding employment status, reviewing documents for disclosure, drafting the witness statements and attending the hearing with Counsel
  • advised several companies in the technology and health sectors regarding forthcoming changes to the IR35 tax rules for consultants, updating their contractual documentation
  • advocated before the Employment Tribunal in defence of a company accused of harassment, including allegations of race discrimination arising from the Brexit referendum
  • advocated before the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Tapere v South London and Maudsley NHS [2009] IRLR 972, now the leading case about Regulation 4(9) of TUPE.


Employment Lawyers Association


James once worked as a question writer for the Weakest Link. Outside of work he enjoys watching sports, playing poker, bridge, quizzes and puzzles.

I do not believe that one size fits all - I believe that each problem has its own bespoke solution that can only be found by getting to know what is most important to my clients.”

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