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Boyd, James

James Boyd specialises in employment law and practises as a member of the employment team in Chambers.

James Boyd

Boyd undertakes work for both employers and employees. He tends to be instructed in multi-day tribunal claims at the ‘local’ Circuit centres (Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds), as far north as Edinburgh and Glasgow and south as far as Southampton and Truro. He has appeared on a number of occasions in the Fair Industrial Tribunal in Belfast for one particular client.

He was led in the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the case of Meter U v Hardy/Ackroyd — a landmark decision on what is meant by the term ‘workforce’ in Regulation 7 of TUPE.

Boyd was successful in the Court of Appeal as the Junior in the Fecitt matter — a case that revolved around the correct test of causation in whistleblowing cases and vicarious liability.

He recently appeared in the Court of Appeal to present an argument about the breadth of the ‘special circumstances’ doctrine (CF Capital v Willoughby).

He has recently represented numerous trusts in a variety of cases including contentious TUPE transfers, whistleblowing claims, race discrimination matters and internal disciplinary hearings.

Boyd successfully defended Manchester City Football Club in relation to a claim of maternity discrimination by an ex-employee.

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36 Young Street
Manchester
M3 3FT
UK

Silks: 13
Juniors: 83
Head of chambers: Dr Nicholas Braslavsky QC
Chief Clerks: Colin Griffin, Bill Brown, Stephen Loxton
Chambers director: Debra Andrés
Website: www.kingschambers.com