James Leo > The Wilkes Partnership > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

The Wilkes Partnership
B3 2RT

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Partner & Head of Employment


Having joined Wilkes in 2019 from Coley & Tilley Solicitors, James Leo is a Partner and Head of our Employment Law team based in Birmingham City Centre.

James has substantial experience of handling a wide variety of employment law related matters for his clients. He also works closely with the firm’s Corporate team, advising business owners on the most cost-effective and practical routes forward for both themselves and their employees.

He regularly advises clients on matters such as TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings, Protection of Employment), Restrictive Covenants, defending whistleblowing as well as defending employers against accusations of disability and race discrimination.

Aside from having over 20 years’ experience as a specialist employment lawyer James is also comfortable advising clients on general litigation related matters regarding their businesses.

Throughout his career James has prided himself on offering clients real value for money, coupled with providing accessible, sound and trustworthy advice across the full spectrum of business sizes and sectors


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West Midlands > Employment > Employment

James Leo leads the department at The Wilkes Partnership in Birmingham. Leo primarily advises on contentious matters and has many corporate clients. The group acts mostly for employers as well as senior executives on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters and has particular experience in TUPE, discrimination, business immigration and restrictive covenants. Senior associate Pam Sidhu advises on all areas of employment law for mainly employer clients.