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Jim is a business adviser and employment lawyer who heads up the business team at Slater and Gordon in Manchester, having previously been the head of the employment department at Pannone.
He has been advising businesses and senior executives for over 25 years, during which time he has established himself as one of the leading employment lawyers in the North of England. Long-term client relationships include those with the Bank of England, Kelloggs, Reebok, Radisson Hotels and Tetra Pak.
Jim specialises in strategic employment issues for businesses, including re-organisation and restructuring, TUPE transfers, restrictive covenant enforcement and executive terminations, particularly those involving complex share option quasi partnership or shareholder issues.
Particular sector expertise includes care (including CQC and barring issues), primary and secondary education, recruitment, hospitality, construction and engineering. He is also an experienced and engaging speaker on employment law issues.
Alongside his employment practice, Jim also advises on a wide range of education law issues, including school governance, safeguarding, data protection and Freedom of Information, admissions and exclusions, parental complaints and HR matters involving teaching and non-teaching staff. Jim is a foundation Governor of the Loreto Grammar School, Altrincham, and a trustee of both the National education charity the Tutor Trust and a primary multi academy trust.
Jim has been recognised as a leading business adviser in the main legal directories for many years;