Melanie James

Melanie James


  • Cambridge
  • +(44)(0)1223 222487
  • +(44)(0)7587 134311
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What can Melanie do for you?

Melanie is the employment lawyer that businesses want on their team.  She has a wealth of experience supporting private sector employers, both international and domestic, at all stages of their lifecycle.  Whilst Melanie's practice is diverse, she has a particular interest and focus on the Life Sciences sector.

Supporting your ambitions

Melanie's collaborative approach and her ability to quickly get to the heart of the matter, supports her clients in delivering on their organisational ambitions and objectives.  Melanie supports businesses in achieving their longer term strategic aims such as workforce planning and organisational change.  She also excels in navigating business-critical issues with no fuss and a reassuringly cool head.  Melanie is particularly adept at crisis-management and containment and thrives on complex, challenging and novel matters. She has been described by a client as a "sharpshooter" because of her ability to deliver results swiftly, with minimal impact on business operations and brand.

What do others say?

Clients describe Melanie as "exceptional".  Speaking of a contentious CEO exit, "she helped us anticipate issues and has guided us though UK law and practice on facts that were changing by the hour.  She soldiered on with us through it all.  She has done a superb job and has made the firm shine in the eyes of our management team".

What else should you know?

Melanie is passionate about health, fitness and wellbeing.  When Melanie is not applying her energy and focus in the workplace and going the extra mile for her clients, she is generally going the extra 140.6 miles as an Iron Man triathlete.

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