Jim Wright

Partner

Employment & HR

Jim is a commercial and innovative employment law partner, with significant experience in all legal issues including strategic human resource issues, business transfers, commercial agreements and employment litigation.

Described by an independent professional directory as delivering “commercial and practical advice”, Jim has particular expertise in:

  • Employment taxes
  • TUPE, restructuring and redundancy
  • Discrimination
  • Industrial relations
  • Agency workers and alternative work models
  • Strategic HR project support
  • Employment Tribunal, dispute resolution and negotiation
  • International and cross-border employment law and employment tax issues

Jim has specific experience in the professional and financial services, recruitment and transport sectors. Jim acts for a wide variety of clients, including large employers and household names.

Jim is a full member of the Institute of Directors and the Employment Lawyers Association.

In helping Shulmans to deliver excellent service to our clients from an international perspective, Jim connects the firm with its network of international lawyers, Interlegal.  Jim serves on the board of Interlegal and his international expertise means he has recently spoken at events in Russia, Luxembourg, Montreal, Barcelona, New York and Thessaloniki.  Jim is also the editor of “Legal and Tax issues around the world – starting and growing a business” a comparative guide as to company formation, operation and taxation in 18 jurisdictions.

Jim’s litigation practice is primarily defending employers against complex employment litigation matters.  A recent example from 2019 is his successful defence of Ghana International Bank Plc against a claim for £6million by an ex-director.  Jim’s defence led to the employer being successful at first instance and the appeal: Arthur –v- Ghana International Bank PLC: UKEAT/0203/18/RN

Employment - Meet the Team

We provide a complete employment law service to businesses and organisations.

Ian Dawson

Partner

Head of Employment

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 7735

Jim Wright

Partner

Employment & HR

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 8938

Tom Watkins

Partner

Employment & HR

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 8069

Laura Giltrap

Solicitor

Employment & HR

Direct Line +44 (0)113 831 3805

Sarah West

Solicitor

Employment & HR

Direct Line +44 (0)113 288 2852

Daniella Colton

Trainee Solicitor

Employment & HR

Direct Line +44 (0)113 288 2822