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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

ST ANN'S WHARF, 112 QUAYSIDE, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, NE1 3DX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
Fax:
Fax 0344 984 1501
DX:
61191 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com

James Wilders

Tel:
Work 0191 279 9240
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com/uk
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Work includes Employment Tribunal representation in a wide range of claims including unfair dismissal and discrimination; advising on disciplinary and grievance matters; drafting, enforcing and defending restrictive covenants; restructuring and collective redundancies; changing terms and conditions; advising on the tactical and legal aspects of dismissing under-performing executives; providing transactional support especially in relation to TUPE; negotiating service agreements; representing senior executives in negotiating termination packages. Clients comprise commercial entities of all sizes together with registered social landlords, NHS Trusts and education establishments. James is also experienced at delivering client training including mock Employment Tribunal hearings, performance management and legal updates.

Career

Trained and qualified with Blyth Dutton (a legacy firm of what is now Gowling WLG) 1987; Dickinson Dees 1991; partner, Dickinson Dees 1994; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017.

Member

The Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

Newcastle University.


North: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

With a sector specialisation in technology, retail, utilities, healthcare, education and chemicals, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP’s ‘highly responsive and proactive’ team acts for a roster of well-known regional and national clients and stands out for its ‘extremely high level of service’. Covering a broad field of employment law work, recommended team head James Wilders’ expertise includes representing clients in tribunal proceedings covering unfair dismissal and discrimination claims. On the non-contentious side, instructions frequently pertain to collective redundancies and restructuring issues as well as transactional TUPE matters. In recent work, Wilders advised a holiday company on the closure of one of its two head offices, involving the redundancy of over 100 members of staff, and assisted a large further education college with employment law matters arising from a merger between the client and a local sixth form college, which included restructuring issues to avoid redundancies. In contentious work, the team successfully defended Cumberland Building Society against a claim of constructive unfair dismissal brought by a managing director. Other clients include an insurance company and a public authority. The latter received TUPE-related advice.

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