Member Details

Jurisdictions
  • England

Exclusive IR Member for:

  • Employment Law (Corporate)
  • Data Privacy & Security
Address
40 Oxford Road High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP11 2EE United Kingdom

Committee Member

James is continuing as a Committee Member for the Employment Group in 2020.

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Biography

James heads up both the Employment and Data Protection teams, having 20 years’ experience in both areas of law. Over his career, he has built up a wealth of experience which he uses to help businesses and individuals reach their desired objectives.  He also uses his knowledge and experience to help company boards and is a non-executive director of a fast growing UK based technology business.

Employment

James’ practice covers a wide spectrum of advice and regularly advises clients on general employment and HR matters, dismissals, discrimination, settlement agreements, redundancy and employment tribunal and other litigation claims and disputes. He also helps businesses and business people with non-contentious work including the drafting of employment related agreements, including incentive arrangements, consultancy agreements, policies & procedures together with the employment aspects of restructurings and transactions, including cross-border work.

His clients are typically SMEs and entrepreneurs in the Thames Valley, where he uses his experience to help them manage risk, grow, and expand their business interests.

Data Protection

James helps businesses navigate data protection and e-privacy practice and legislation including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He is an IT Governance qualified GDPR practitioner and also a qualified GDPR Data Protection Officer (DPO), a qualification that is recognised by Supervisory Authorities Europe-wide. He regularly advises businesses on GDPR compliance, data flow analysis,  data protection documentation including notices, policies and data sharing/transfer arrangements, subject access requests and data breach, including reporting to and liaison with the ICO. He also acts as the DPO for clients operating in a range of sectors. His clients operate globally and including businesses in the UK, Europe, United States, Australia and New Zealand.

James is recognised as a leading practitioner by both Chambers & Partners UK and The Legal 500. In addition, he is an employment committee member in our IR Global network of international law firms and regularly advises overseas clients on UK employment and data protection matters. He is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. In his spare time, he helps his local primary school as a Governor.

Blaze HR & Law

If you want a complete “peace of mind” employment law and HR solution, you can access our Blaze HR & Law service that gives employers access to essential services. For more information on Blaze HR & Law click here. 

BM Data Services Limited 

BM Data Services provide a range of bespoke data protection (EU Article 27 GDPR & UK) representation and consultancy services to businesses. Our consultants are specifically qualified to advise on business issues relating to the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’), which came in to force on 25 May 2018 and general data protection requirements, including data protection officer services. For more information click here.

“a City-calibre employment lawyer”

The Legal 500, UK

Career History:

  • 2017: Partner and Head of Employment and Data Protection, Blaser Mills Law
  • 2013: Partner, Blake Morgan LLP
  • 2006: Partner and Head of Employment, Henmans Freeth LLP
  • 1993: Qualified

Firm Description

With you in business, with you in life.

Blaser Mills Law is a leading law firm based in the South East with offices in High Wycombe, Amersham, Rickmansworth, Silverstone and London.

We are a full-service firm, offering a comprehensive range of legal services to businesses and private individuals. We act for blue-chip companies that are household names as well as SMEs, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organisations.

Blaser Mills Law has expanded into international markets, regularly advising clients in the UK doing business overseas and international clients wanting to invest in the UK.

The firm has a rich history and we have retained our reputation for high-quality legal advice from lawyers who are experts in their fields. At the same time, our modern and innovative approach means that we deliver practical and cost-effective solutions.

Blaser Mills Law provides support at every stage of a business life cycle; from formation, to growth, to sale. We act for all sizes of business client, including start-ups; privately owned, family businesses; and multibillion-pound, multinational PLCs. Our offering to clients is both broad and substantial, enabling us to have a holistic view of individual challenges.

As our clients’ businesses grow, every day brings new challenges. We use the law to turn problems, threats and dangers into opportunities. We keep them informed of changes to the law and best practices. We proactively highlight the issues our clients need to be aware of when expanding their businesses, in the UK or overseas. More than this, in a complaint-based culture, we offer assurance and security to our clients.

We’re immensely proud of the work our private client teams do, with many of our senior lawyers having local and national standing. So while we offer advice on everything from property, to family and divorce, to trusts and Wills, working with families and people from all walks of life means personal law isn’t just about case law, it’s about understanding human stories. Not only can we help you in times of difficulty, we are also there for you when times are good, as a trusted adviser. We understand that the best service we give to clients is working with them over time, making the law work to help them achieve their goals.

As people live longer, financial security for our clients and their families is an ongoing concern. Knowing our clients’ aspirations and anxieties helps us offer the legal advice they need. Our personal law services often impact everyday life. What are the options in addressing inheritance tax? How do couples ring-fence their finances when entering into a relationship? Should clients seeking to invest be looking at property as a sound investment?