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Browne Jacobson LLP

VICTORIA SQUARE HOUSE, VICTORIA SQUARE, BIRMINGHAM, B2 4BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 237 3900
Fax:
Fax 0121 236 1291
DX:
727740 BIRMINGHAM-62
Email:
Web:
www.brownejacobson.com

James Tait

Tel:
Work 0121 237 3999
Email:
Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Employment.

Position

James is head of the firm's Birmingham employment practice and a partner in the team dealing predominantly with private sector work. He has 16 years’ experience of all aspects of employment law dealing with both contentious and non-contentious issues. He deals with the firm’s tech, retail and manufacturing clients. 

He has been involved in a number of high profile reported cases in the EAT, High Court and Court of Appeal. He has particular experience of advising on: 

  • cross border transactions, advising on TUPE compliance including warranties and indemnities
  • protecting confidentiality/trade secrets and enforcing restrictive covenants for the purposes of business protection
  • discrimination and whistleblowing claims 

James regularly trains the department’s clients with other members of our team and speaks at local and national conferences on employment law. He recently undertook a five day training session for the entire workforce of a US client at its UK bases. He has published many articles for the local and industry press. 

James also undertakes international employment work and is a member of the firm’s Pangea Employment group which is a group of international lawyers. James is also a board member of the British American Business Council in the Midlands which is an organisation aimed at promoting transatlantic trade and business.

Career

Trained Shakespeares; qualified 2001; associate Shakespeares 2003-08; associate Browne Jacobson 2008-12; partner Browne Jacobson 2012.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association; trustee of Performances Birmingham Limited. British American Business Council in the Midlands.

Education

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys; University of East Anglia (French 2(1) hons); University of Birmingham (CPE (Commendation); LPC (Distinction)).

Leisure

Running, music, family.


West Midlands: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

Browne Jacobson LLP 's Birmingham office is headed by James Tait who is noted for his 'fine analysis of situations', 'very good understanding' and 'tailored advice' to clients. He is an expert in advising on cross-border transactions, restrictive covenants and whistle-blowing claims. Helen Badger  has expertise in handling tribunal claims, with a strong emphasis on the healthcare and education sectors.

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