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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

MINERVA HOUSE, 5 MONTAGUE CLOSE, LONDON, SE1 9BB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7593 5000
Fax:
Fax 020 7593 5099
DX:
156810 LONDON BRIDGE-6
Email:
Web:
www.wslaw.co.uk
London, Manchester, Oxford

James Lynas

Tel:
Work 020 7593 5175
Email:
Web:
www.wslaw.co.uk/
Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Work Department

Employment, Education

Position

Partner: James has specialised in employment law since 1995 acting for both individuals and employers. His particular professional specialisms are advising: high-profile individuals in the media on departures and contract changes; advising schools on day to day HR issues and TUPE around academy conversions; advising social landlords on HR issues and contract tendering; advising bodies leaving the public sector on structures, TUPE and senior staff contracts. James' professional experience is augmented by his experience in public life. He was a city councillor, director of a co-operative development agency, governor of a catholic secondary school and community junior school in his hometown of Coventry. In London he has been a trustee of the Mildmay Community Partnership and served as chair of governors at Highbury Fields Secondary School as chair of governors from 2008-13 in which time he appointed a headteacher and survived two Ofsted Inspections. He is currently a governor of the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook and sits as a member of London First's Employment and Skills Advisory Group and the Skills London Sub-Group.

Career

Trained and solicitor Band Hatton 1993-97; qualified 1995; solicitor and head of employment Underwoods 1998-99; solicitor and head of employment Hodge Jones & Allen 1999-2001; solicitor Boodle Hatfield 2001-02; principal Dimblebys Employment Law 2003-06; partner and consultant Winckworth Sherwood 2007-date.

Member

Law Society of England and Wales; Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

Nottingham University.


London: Public sector

Education: schools

Within: Education: schools

Winckworth Sherwood LLP has experience advising the full spectrum of education clients, including schools, colleges, multi-academy trusts and universities. Andrea Squires leads the team and has a specialty in strategic projects. The wider group includes employment lawyer James Lynas; Anna Shadbolt, who is recommended for corporate structures and commercial transfer agreement matters; and Owen Carew-Jones, who acts for trusts and schools. Theresa Kerr heads up the school support service team.

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