employment law

Parenting & Employment in Wales: Slate Legal gives evidence to National Assembly for Wales inquiry

A National Assembly for Wales committee has today published a report, calling for changes to flexible working, childcare and culture, in order to achieve gender equality at work.

The report by the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee, follows an inquiry earlier this year into pregnancy, maternity, parenting and work in Wales. 

Slate Legal’s Managing Partner, James Moss, submitted oral and written evidence to the Committee in April 2018 as part of the inquiry (click here for our written submission), and today’s report quotes from some of that evidence.

Commenting on today’s report, James Moss said:

I welcome the recommendations in today’s report. It was an honour and privilege to contribute to this important inquiry and I was keen to stress, as part of my evidence, that inflexible workplace structures, gendered assumptions about childcare, and wide-scale discrimination mean mothers are more likely to be trapped in part-time, low-paid work with fewer opportunities for career progression. I hope that this report can be a catalyst for change in Wales.

For a summary of the report's key findings and a copy of the report, click here.


Slate Legal recognised as a Leading Firm by Legal 500 UK 2017

For the second year running, Slate Legal has been ranked as a Leading Firm in Wales for employment law - with Managing Partner James Moss being recommended as an employment lawyer.

In the latest edition of the Legal 500 UK, published today, the leading guide to law firms in the UK concludes that:

“Since its foundation at the beginning of 2016, boutique sole practitioner employment firm Slate Legal has made a strong impression in the market, with clients appreciative of its ability to provide ‘cost-effective advice’. 
The ‘intelligent, perceptive and reliable' James Moss is singled out for his ‘great attention to detail’; he acts across a broad array of contentious and non-contentious matters and ‘conveys even complex feedback in a structured and clear manner'.
Moss also handles employee-side work and has experience handling cases involving constructive dismissal claims, as well as whistleblowing and disability discrimination cases."

James Moss commented: 

“This really is excellent news.  Slate Legal continues to build on its success – thanks to great clients, our experience, strong track record and our core values. 
We've only recently been ranked in the top 3 locally.  Now, for the second year running we've been recognised at a national level.  We look forward to what the next year brings."

Slate Legal rated top 3 in Newport for employment law

The Managing Partner of Slate Legal has been recognised as one of the top 3 employment law solicitors in Newport – less than two years after setting up his fresh thinking firm.

James Moss has been awarded this recognition by the international recommendation website ‘Three Best Rated’. The website carries out a 50-point reputation check, which includes aspects such as history, complaints, reviews, client satisfaction, trust and cost.

The site concludes that the leading employment lawyer, from Newport, stood out with his superb client care, quality standards and extensive employment law experience gained over the past 17 years of advising businesses of all sizes, including FTSE 100 listed companies as well as advising a wide range of employees and directors.


James has already been independently recommended in both the Legal 500 UK and Chambers & Partners legal directories. In 2015, the Legal 500 UK described him as “brilliant.” In 2016 and 2017, he was ranked as a “leading employment lawyer in Wales” in the Chambers & Partners legal directories. 

His skills in dealing with Employment Tribunal cases have also been independently recognized by the Legal 500 UK in its 2014 edition in which he was “recommended, for contentious work, and is noted for his ‘expert knowledge’ and ‘robust representation’”.

Managing Partner of Slate Legal, James Moss, said today:
At Slate Legal we work extremely hard to maintain the high standards that we are known for across England & Wales. To be recommended as one of the top 3 employment law solicitors in Newport, my home city and where Slate Legal is based, is great.  I would like to thank Three Best Rated for assessing and subsequently listing us on their website so that potential clients can find out more details about Slate Legal.

You can find more information about Slate Legal by visiting its website www.slatelegal.co.uk, following it on twitter @Slate_Legal or emailing info@slatelegal.co.uk.