James advises domestic and international companies and senior executives on all aspects of employment law, including drafting employment contracts and policies; the removal of board-level senior executives; outsourcings, pursuant to the transfer of undertakings regulations; disciplinary and grievance procedures; bullying, harassment and work-related stress processes; and enforcing post-termination restrictive covenants. James represents clients before employment tribunals and civil courts and regularly conducts his own advocacy. He also specialises in corporate immigration, advising on employment permit applications and appeals.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Dispute Resolution & Insolvency
Permanent Office Solutions
Achieving Regulatory Alpha through Regulatory Enterprise Risk Management
Maples Fund Services Launches New Brand
James joined the Maples Group in 2011. He previously worked for a large Irish corporate law firm, and before that, for Wedlake Bell in London.
2001 – Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland
2001 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising as an English Solicitor)
University College Dublin, Eire, Diploma in Employment Law, 2009
Trinity College Dublin, Eire, LLB (Hons), 1996
James is a member and current Secretary of the Employment Law Association of Ireland.
Parent's Leave and Benefit Bill 2019 - Enhanced Benefits for Employees in Ireland
Construction Industry Employers in Ireland - Closing Date for Submissions on Changes to the SEO
Sharpening the Blue Pencil - Can a Court Rewrite a Non-Compete Restriction?
Consultation on Employment Permits - Ireland
Gender Pay in Ireland - Time to Bridge the Gap?
Employees with Disabilities: The Duties of Irish Employers