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Vanessa James

Head of SA Law’s Employment & Immigration Department

Vanessa James

Head of Employment & Immigration
Partner
Expertise

Leading a large team of lawyers, I advise on all aspects of employment law but with a particular focus on litigation cases involving discrimination, equal pay, breach of contract, TUPE and post-termination restrictions.

I help businesses and high net worth individuals in a diverse range of sectors, including professional services, manufacturing, engineering, construction, care homes and travel catering. I also specialise in the needs of housing providers, particularly in the field of supported housing.

I enjoy being a regular guest contributor to leading employment publications such as HR Director, Expert HR, Personnel Today and HR Zone. I also speak at conferences, and have appeared as an employment law expert on Sky News.

In general
  • Qualified as a lawyer in 2000
  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association and CIPD
  • Formerly Head of Employment at Curwens Solicitors
  • Trustee for Riversmead Housing Association

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Key experience
  • Acting for a finance director in a breach of contract claim worth around half a million pounds.
  • Successfully defended a large AIM listed care provider in high court injunctive proceedings.
  • Successfully defended a major catering business in a 10-day race discrimination, victimisation and unfair dismissal tribunal.
  • Successfully represented a very senior executive in a high value equal pay, sex discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal case.
  • Acting for a manufacturer in a multi-day disability discrimination, bullying, harassment and constructive unfair dismissal case.

Want to know a tip for jelly fish stings...? Read Peter Goodman's latest Swimming the Solent Blog: http://t.co/9EOK9neHEB @stalbanschamber

On 23/9/14 SA Law Partner Peter Goodman is swimming the Solent for spinal injury charity Aspire http://t.co/9EOK9neHEB @AspChannelSwim

Clients have “complete confidence” in Vanessa James.


Vanessa James is commended for her ‘in-depth understanding and willingness to go the extra mile’.

The Legal 500

Key experience
  • Acting for a finance director in a breach of contract claim worth around half a million pounds.
  • Successfully defended a large AIM listed care provider in high court injunctive proceedings.
  • Successfully defended a major catering business in a 10-day race discrimination, victimisation and unfair dismissal tribunal.
  • Successfully represented a very senior executive in a high value equal pay, sex discrimination and constructive unfair dismissal case.
  • Acting for a manufacturer in a multi-day disability discrimination, bullying, harassment and constructive unfair dismissal case.

Clients have “complete confidence” in Vanessa James.


Vanessa James is commended for her ‘in-depth understanding and willingness to go the extra mile’.

The Legal 500

Vanessa James

Head of Employment & Immigration
Partner
My favourite career moment is successfully using a statutory demand to recover notice money on behalf of a client.
My favourite legal drama is Suits
If I wasn’t a lawyer I’d be a police woman!
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