James Collings



James is a Partner in the Employment team.

His experience centres on working with company directors and HR professionals on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, however he has particular expertise in supporting clients in the retail, manufacturing, and charity sectors with complex employee relations matters, discrimination, transfers of undertakings, redundancy/restructuring/harmonisation programmes, National Minimum Wages issues, and retention and exiting of senior staff.  

James regularly delivers tailored training to a wide range of organisations on employment law related topics and has extensive advocacy experience representing his clients in Employment Tribunal claims throughout the UK.

Clients particularly value James’ prompt, pragmatic, and actionable support in providing clear advice and guidance as opposed to merely commentating on available options.

Relevant experience

Wholesale and Retail employee relations and Tribunal support

  • Leading on the provision of all retainer based employee relations and employment tribunal support both for one of the UK’s largest electrical wholesalers, and one of the UKs leading trade tool retailers. 

Transactional support

  • Leading a team of individuals providing all employment support connected to the multi-million pound sale of one of the largest automotive dealerships groups in the South West (including co-ordinating training provided to elected employee representatives).

Minimum Wage

  • Supporting large organisations in both the education and manufacturing sectors in successfully dealing with problematic outcomes linked to HMRC minimum wage audits. 

Equality and diversity

  • Delivering a bespoke programme of equality and diversity training to the workforce of a large south west based manufacturing client 

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