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James Watkins Solicitor, Employment

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James is an Employment Lawyer with Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Cardiff.

He has a broad legal practice encompassing all aspects of employment law, with expertise in unfair dismissal and constructive dismissal, discrimination, harassment and breach of contract claims.

He has particular experience in advising employees on redundancy situations and settlement agreements, as well as cases funded through legal expenses insurance.

James regularly advises on pre-claim grievance and disciplinary matters and has a high success rate in achieving settlements or positive outcomes in employment tribunal proceedings.

He is committed to client care and has a friendly, pragmatic and professional approach to his work.

He recently achieved a substantial settlement for a young worker in a fast-food restaurant, who received a significant payment after she alleged harassment on grounds of several protected characteristics.

James has also helped a supermarket worker to overturn an allegation of gross misconduct. His appeal succeeded and the client was reinstated to his old job.


Career history

  • Since 2014 Slater and Gordon
  • 2012 – 2014 DAS Law
  • University of the West of England in Bristol 
  • Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Recent Testimonials for James Watkins

“You were instrumental in making this process least painful. I will surely choose Slater and Gordon in the future.”

Maciej Psyk, Reprographer

“I found your services efficient and professional in this matter and would not hesitate to contact you in future if other needs arise.”

Ian Stafford

“I'm so relieved and cannot thank you enough for your help and patience. If myself or anyone I know needs a service like this again I will be sure to recommend you.”

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