Andrew Tobey
Posted on 8 Oct 2015

Employment partner James Townsend joins Michelmores' London office

Michelmores is delighted to announce the appointment of specialist employment partner James Townsend − the firm's first employment partner to be based permanently at its London office.

James joins Michelmores from Thames Valley practice B P Collins, where he was a partner in its 'Tier One' Employment team. 

Recognised by Legal 500 as a 'Leading Individual', James advises on all aspects of employment law in both the private and public sectors, with particular expertise in the Retail sector. He specialises in statutory and contractual disputes, collective consultation issues, executive terminations and the domestic employment aspects of national and international business mergers and acquisitions.

He has been involved in a number of high-profile cases in the High Court relating to the enforcement of restrictive covenants and occupational disease.

James' appointment follows a period of continued growth for Michelmores' Employment team. 

Andrew Tobey, Head of Michelmores' Employment team said:

"This is an exciting and significant milestone for the team. Following the strong growth of our client base in London and further afield, James' appointment will help us build on our recent successes and will continue to enhance our employment law offering. James' role in heading up and developing our London office Employment team will provide a significant boost to our client service capabilities in the London region and I very much welcome his arrival."