James joined Royds Withy King in October 2016 from Burroughs Day in Bristol.
James has a wealth of experience advising clients on disciplinary action and dismissals, sickness absence and performance management, grievances, redundancies and business transfers. He also represents clients in bringing or defending Employment Tribunal claims, particularly in whistleblowing and sex, pregnancy/maternity discrimination cases. James also regularly provides HR and employment law training to business clients.
As head of our Social Care team, James has particular expertise in advising care providers on employment issues specific to the sector (including National Minimum Wage compliance), managing safeguarding investigations, CQC registration and compliance, fees and funding, and care specific contracts and policies. He is also regularly invited to speak at regional and national care conferences.
- Advising a care provider on taking disciplinary action against an employee, dealing with a related whistleblowing investigation and making safeguarding referrals to the local authority.
- Advice and assistance on a three phase redundancy and restructuring exercise for a large manufacturing business, without any staff appealing the decisions or pursuing Employment Tribunal claims.
- Representing a group of over 100 workers with claims for failure to inform and consult about a business transfer and redundancies, unfair dismissal, redundancy pay and breach of contract.
Outside of work, James enjoys watching and playing rugby, learning Spanish and travelling.