James Kidd > Mills & Reeve LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
1 St James Court

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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.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Employment > Employment

The Cambridge office of Mills & Reeve LLP is a key hub nationally for the firm’s employment work. The ‘open and friendlyDavid Mills leads the practice, wherein Nicola Brown heads up the firm’s work for national higher education, and charity clients, specifically. Stuart Craig focuses on advising health sector clients in the East of England and London, and Melanie James is a key adviser to large private employers. James Kidd leads the employment, pensions and immigration practice in the Norwich office, where ‘expert in his field’ Alex Russell focuses on supporting educational institutions; Russell notably acted for Royal Veterinary College in the successful defence of an unfair dismissal claim.