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, freight and logistics, professional services, retailing and higher education. A highly experienced and tenacious advocate, Jim regularly appears in the Employment Tribunals throughout the UK.
Dr Chambers has thirteen years’ experience of employment law at all levels, both contentious and non-contentious.
Dr Chambers has handled all aspects of corporate and institutional employment work including reorganisations, redundancy programmes, transfers and mergers, disciplinary and grievance proceedings, dismissals, compromise and severance deals. Drafting of employment contracts, handbooks and all manner of service documents, severance agreements, bonus and incentive plans.
Also being a regular advocate in the Employment Tribunals throughout the UK, Dr Chambers has had conduct of over six hundred Employment Tribunal cases, acting for both employers and employees. Dr Chambers has acted for individual clients which have included persons with insurance funding, high net worth individuals, company directors, partners. He has also acted for many solicitors and accountants as well as also undertaken a great deal of employment work for individuals funded by insurance companies.