James Gilbert

Role: Employment Law Advisor
Dept: Employment & HR
Location: Preston
Direct Dial: 01772 904341
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James is a lawyer in the employment and HR team.  He advises employers on a full range of employment law matters, including, drafting contracts, policies and company handbooks. He is experienced in performance management issues, disciplinary and grievance issues, negotiating settlement agreements and defence of employment tribunal claims.


James is experienced in advising employers across all business sectors, and has particular expertise in advising clients in the Health & Social Care sector.


James joined Napthens in 2017 having carried out a similar role with another firm where he advised SME’s on the full range of HR and employment law related issues.  He studied at Salford University and graduated in 2011 with an LLB (Hons) degree in Law.

Memberships and Awards

James is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives studying whilst working full time, to become a Fellow.

More about James Gilbert

How do you like to relax out of work?
I enjoy watching football, playing golf, squash and spending time with my family.

Describe yourself in three words:
Pragmatic.  Personable.  Committed.

If you had an alternative career - what would be your fantasy job?
A police CID detective, just like James Nesbitt in Lucky Man!

Who would be your ultimate 3 dinner guests? 
Sir Alex Ferguson, Noel Gallagher, A. P. McCoy