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James Cronin BSc PGDL LLM

Having completed his first degree in 1991, James continued his studies by taking a Postgraduate Diploma In Law in 1992. On completion of the Diploma, James began work as a legal adviser to two Members of Parliament and was based in the House of Commons for several years. During this time he was responsible for the management of constituency legal affairs, and produced several legal research papers. The position also involved writing speeches for MP’s and drafting Ministerial questions. Subsequently, James became a lecturer at University where he taught law for six years to degree level, (including Business law, Tort and Contract law) with brief spells teaching at the University of Nice. In 1997 James took a Masters degree in Law at the Graduate School of Law at the University of Leicester, which included specific research on the European Convention On Human Rights.

James is now involved full time in the provision of training and consultancy on employment law, performance management and related issues. He has specialised in employment law throughout the UK and has been widely published on the subject. He is particularly interested in performance management and using the law as a tool to achieve growth in both public and private sectors. James has trained and provided consultancy at Board level of many household names as well as public sector organisations.

Areas covered include:

  • Managing performance
  • Managing absence within the law
  • Introduction to Employment law for Management
  • Employment Law Update
  • Health and Safety Law the basics
  • Running Disciplinary and Grievance procedures
  • The Human Rights Act
  • Stress and the law
  • Bullying, Harassment and the law
  • Discrimination law
  • Contract law an introduction
  • Business law an introduction (1 2 or 3 days )

James is retained by:

  • Hills Pet Nutrition PLC
  • Bayer PLC
  • The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • The Royal Opera House
  • Denplan Ltd
  • Gloucestershire Chamber of Commerce
  • Norville Optical plc

Visiting Lectureships:

  • Royal Veterinary College South Mimms
  • Langford Veterinary School University of Bristol