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James Kidd

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James is an employment lawyer, specialising in TUPE. His work includes supporting our corporate and commercial teams in dealing with mergers and acquisitions work and projects (the largest single corporate deal being a £200m asset acquisition), as well as dealing with large-scale redundancy and reorganisation matters. He also, of course, deals with the usual mix of helpline queries on day-to-day operational matters, together with handling settlement agreements, employment tribunal claims, service agreements, consultancy agreements, complex grievances and disciplinary processes. James has worked extensively with clients in multi-jurisdictional matters, including global outsourcing and exits of senior individuals. He has worked with clients to protect business information when employees leave and secured the necessary protections. He has also supported a number of clients to successfully divest themselves from final salary pension schemes. His work focuses on the commercial sector, particularly in relation to private healthcare and food and beverage.


Trained Gotelee & Goldsmith Solicitors; qualified 1998; regional assistant The Law Society 1993-95; trainee solicitor Gotelee & Goldsmith Solicitors 1996-98; solicitor Gotelee & Goldsmith Solicitors 1998-2000; solicitor and associate Eversheds LLP 2000-09; associate Mills & Reeve LLP 2009-13; partner Mills & Reeve LLP 2013 to date.


Employment Lawyers Association.


Newport Free Grammar School, Newport, Essex; De Montfort University (1993 LLB (Hons) Law 2(1)); College of Law (1996 Legal Practice Course (Commendation)); University of East Anglia (2001 Postgraduate Certificate in Employment Law).


Reading (generally fiction), writing (always fiction), films, cycling and DIY.

East Anglia: Human resources


Within: Employment

Mills & Reeve LLP¬†provides 'a very good, efficient service'. 'The advice is always pragmatic and useful', remarks one client. National head of employment David Mills¬†leads the practice from Cambridge.¬†He has 25 years' experience and¬†advises business of all sizes from small start-ups to plcs on the full range of employment issues including board disputes, contractual matters, restructuring, redundancies, business transfers and dismissals. With associate Andrew Secker, who focuses largely on TUPE transfers and restrictive covenant disputes and is described by clients as ‚Äėa very practical and knowledgeable lawyer who¬†provides clear and thoughtful advice', Mills handled a court action for a business and its US subsidiary facing the¬†enforcement of post-termination covenants against two new hires.¬†Stuart Craig¬†leads on¬†work for health sector clients in the East of England and London, acting for,¬†inter alia,¬†national NHS bodies, acute NHS Trusts and clinical commissioning groups.¬†Veteran employment lawyer¬†Ian Mather¬†has nearly 35 years' experience and counts employers such as Olympus UK among his clients. James Kidd¬†leads the employment, pensions and immigration department in Norwich and is 'an excellent lawyer with some good junior support'. Consultant¬†Tracy Yates,¬†education specialist¬†Nicola Brown¬†and principal associates¬†Rebecca Cockerill,¬†Alex Russell¬†(who is 'very competent, efficient and responsive') and¬†Patrick Gass¬†(who¬†is 'very approachable and a pleasure to work with') are also recommended.

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