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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

“We'd highly recommend James Watkins and Slater and Gordon to anyone involved in employment issues. James was able to guide us through very emotional, stressful time and lead us to a successful end. We would have never been able to go through it without his help.”

Insurance Handler, West Midlands

“Rebecca has asked me to thank you most sincerely for your professional support. Your sound advocacy at a time when she felt her world had fallen apart was a great support to her and something we are all extremely grateful for. We would have no hesitation in recommending you or Slater and Gordon.”

Christopher Coombes, father of Accredited Pharmacy Technician Rebecca

“I know I have said this numerous times but thank you so much for your help with this, it has been made far easier and much less stressful with your help. I will of course be in contact should I require any future advice and will be recommending yourself should anyone require assistance.”

Matthew Bryan, Sales Executive

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