James is a Partner with Cox & Palmer’s Halifax office and currently practices in all areas of employment and labour law. James provides advice and representation on a wide variety of employment and labour issues, including wrongful dismissals, employment standards, drafting and enforcing employment contracts, human rights and accommodation, judicial review proceedings, non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure claims, and on restructurings of the workplace. James has successfully represented clients before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and worked to negotiate the settlement of numerous disputes before they ever reach the litigation stage. James also assists clients with emerging problems relating to privacy, access to information, and the protection of proprietary information.
James received his Juris Doctor degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where he volunteered with the Centre for Law and Democracy, an organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and developing human rights which form the foundation of democracy. Prior to law school, James obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University, where he was a dedicated varsity athlete throughout his studies. James articled with Cox & Palmer prior to returning as an Associate.
- Nova Scotia (2014)
- Dalhousie University
- St. Francis Xavier University (BA)
- Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (JD, 2013)
Community & Volunteer Activities
- Coach, Halifax Agros Football Club of the Nova Scotia Minor Football Association
Law Society Memberships
- Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
- Canadian Bar Association
- Dismissed Employee gets his $1 Million Bonus and we get Clarification in the Law: The Supreme Court of Canada Issues its Decision in Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition
- Workplace Investigations: Navigating Respectful Workplace Policies
- The Right Person For The Job: Nova Scotia Human Rights Board Finds Duty to Accommodate Prospective Employees
- Agree to Disagree: No Constructive Dismissal Where Employer Wrongfully Withholds $329,687 from Employee