Jim is head of the Chester office of Chambers O’Neill. After a spell as an Oxford academic and seven years running his own business, Jim retrained as a lawyer in the early 1990s and has concentrated on employment law since 1995. He advises a very wide range of clients and has particular expertise in manufacturing, healthcare, haulage and logistics, retail, higher education and professional services. A highly experienced and tenacious advocate, Jim appears in the Employment Tribunals throughout the UK. Jim has been described in previous editions of the Legal 500 as a “fearless advocate” and as “highly regarded“.
Andrew is head of the Manchester office of Chambers O’Neill. Whilst he has a broad range of clients, his specialism includes employers in the construction, IT, financial services and retail sectors including some household names from the North West. He also acts for a football league club and large airport facilities company. In view of his expertise Andrew has also been instructed by individuals in connection with tribunal claims, disciplinary procedures and settlement/compromise agreements and has acted for many senior high profile figures in the North West and nationally in respect of termination strategies and compromise agreements. Andrew is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Law Society. Previous editions of the the Legal 500 have commended Andrew, including for having a “mammoth knowledge of the law” and for his “practical approach“.