James Champness#815

James Champness

James joined Kemp Little in December 2016, having trained at Travers Smith and graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Ancient & Modern History.

James offers pragmatic and tactical advice to both employers and employees throughout the lifecycle of employment. He has advised a wide range of companies on contentious and non-contentious matters. James works closely with his corporate and individual clients to help them manage and defend their legal position. James' experience includes particular expertise advising on the employment aspects of business acquisitions, including TUPE, and providing immigration advice. James is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Contributed to


Outsourcing—employment issues
Outsourcing—employment issues
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the key employment law issues which may arise when drafting and negotiating outsourcing arrangements, focusing in particular on the application of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE), SI 2006/246. Issues considered include: different types of outsourcing situation, core planning considerations, the application of TUPE and the possible implications, who and what transfers under TUPE, dismissals, changing employment terms, provision of employee information, due diligence, data protection, obligations to inform and consult, and the commercial dynamic. Different approaches to outsourcing arrangements, such as the standard model and the blanket indemnity approach, are outlined. Managing TUPE risk and conduct of claims are also considered.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2013


  • Employment Lawyers Association


  • MA (Oxon), Ancient & Modern History
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Legal Practice Course

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