James Kidd

Position: Partner
Phone: +(44)(0)1603 693407
Fax: +(44)(0)1603 633027
Offices:Norwich

What can I do for you?

I am an employment lawyer, specialising in TUPE. My work includes supporting our corporate and commercial teams in dealing with mergers and acquisitions work and projects, as well as dealing with large redundancy and reorganisation matters. I also of course deal with the usual mix of helpline queries on day-to-day operational matters, employment tribunal claims, service agreements and compromise agreements.

My work focuses on the commercial sector but I also deal with local government issues. As a member of our large national employment team, I am able to support you in whatever employment issues you may face.

Supporting my clients’ objectives

A client of mine was faced with a difficult issue involving an incident in the workplace between two employees. There was a substantial history with one of the employees and the matter quickly escalated with grievances and counter grievances, a large investigation involving many more employees, complex legal issues and threats of claims. My client had more than enough commercial issues to deal with and needed a way to resolve this without using up even more resources.

We were ultimately able to reach agreement with both employees to enable all parties to move on. This was very personal to all of the individuals involved and required careful handling as a result. My client was very pleased with the outcome.

What do others say?

One of the nicest comments to receive is praise and many clients say that I am approachable, friendly and not your “typical” solicitor.

Chambers UK said of our team: “Market pundits consider this well-branded firm to have a ‘technically sound and highly analytical team’ in Cambridge and Norwich that is up there with the best in the region.”

What else should you know?

I belong to the Employment Lawyers Association, which helps keep me up to speed in this ever changing field.