James is the founder and Managing Partner of Slate Legal and has 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 both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners legal directories of leading UK law firms. The 2015 edition of the Legal 500 UK describes him as “brilliant” and he is ranked as a leading employment lawyer in Wales in the 2016 edition of Chambers & Partners. His skills in dealing with Employment Tribunal cases were 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’”.
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.