Our People


James Moss
Managing Partner

James is the founder and Managing Partner of Slate Legal and has over 20 years’ experience as an employment lawyer.

James studied law at King’s College London and at the Sorbonne in Paris before embarking on a training contract at international law firm, Eversheds back in 1998.  James has since worked for leading employment law firms Capital Law and TLT and was Partner and Head of Employment at Acuity Legal in Cardiff for several years before deciding to launch his own specialist employment practice, Slate Legal.

Over the years, James has successfully acted for a number of high profile employer and employee clients at all levels across England and Wales, covering a wide range of employment issues.

He is independently recommended in the Legal 500 UK legal directory of leading UK law firms:

  • “'Extremely knowledgeable' founding partner James Moss is 'very professional and easy to deal with', and in addition to his work for corporate clients, he also has significant experience handling cases involving constructive dismissal claims, as well as whistleblowing and disability discrimination on behalf of claimants, including senior executives and national sports and TV personalities.” - 2018 edition;

  • “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’.” - 2017 edition;

  • “Brilliant.” - 2015 edition;

  • “Recommended, for contentious work, and is noted for his ‘expert knowledge’ and ‘robust representation.’” - 2014 edition;

  • “… James Moss is described as ‘a rock’ whose abilities provide ‘constant comfort’ to his clients.” - 2012 edition.

He is also rated in the top 3 employment law solicitors in Newport by international recommendation website ‘Three Best Rated’. In Google Voice Searches for the top employment lawyers in Newport, we consistently rank in the top 3.

James is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association, the Law Society and Monmouthshire Law Society.  He is also a Member of Cardiff Employment Tribunal User Group and is an Associate of King’s College London.

Outside of work, James enjoys being a dad to his three young energetic sons, hiking in the Brecon Beacons, windsurfing and, as a fluent French speaker and Francophile, holidaying in France.


We also have a team of specialist consultants from our network of trusted Associates who are on hand to support you with whatever your HR or Health & Safety needs may be.  

Whether you need an experienced independent consultant to conduct workplace mediations, grievance/disciplinary investigations or hearings, to develop your health and safety management system or to assist you in keeping fully compliant with health & safety legislation, we can help.