Roger James

Partner || London

Roger is a London based partner and member of Ogletree’s Cross-Border Practice Group. He has a particular niche in international issues and alongside his UK workload he oversees the challenges of employing people in multiple jurisdictions for multinational clients.

Roger’s clients are across all sectors and range from global multinationals to SMEs. His work covers all aspects of employment law across multiple jurisdictions including in particular:

  • Executive hiring and firing
  • RIFs and restructuring
  • acquisition, due diligence and harmonisation
  • investigations and litigation
  • union and industrial action issues

Roger qualified in 1996 and joined Ogletree in May 2017 from an international firm where he had headed the Employment Team and split his time between the firm’s UK and Singapore offices. As such Roger has particular expertise dealing with labour and employment law issues in Europe and Asia.

Roger prides himself on giving practical, commercial, proportionate advice on what you can do and how to achieve it in the most sensible way – and not to just quote law, sit on the fence or cite problems without solutions.

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • International Bar Association
  • The Law Society of England & Wales


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