Equality and Anti-Discrimination Lawyers

Meet James

James Green is a Senior Associate at McAllister Olivarius, and has almost a decade of experience in business and law. 

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Law and Economics at Keele University, James completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, an affiliation of the University of Oxford. 

He started his commercial-orientated career providing advice to a pan-European commercial asset rental and finance group. James moved to private practice in 2013, working within Shoosmiths’ Top-Tier Legal 500 Employment team before completing his training and working for well-respected regional firms north of London. 

James was admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 2016, and has worked on a wide range of matters including in employment, corporate, commercial law and civil litigation. His contentious work covers issues in the County Court, High Court and the Employment Tribunal for international businesses, SMEs and individuals. His previous commercial work has catered to a wide range of cases and needs, including business formation, terms of business, e-commerce and regulatory issues, as well as advising an ex-Premier League footballer on the supply of punditry services and franchising, incorporating property management companies, and advising on UK to US Consultancy Agreements.

James joined McAllister Olivarius in October 2018 and continues to practice on a varying caseload. His current focus in on equality law and employment, alongside work on broader commercial and civil litigation matters. 

Away from the office, James enjoys all things sport-related including playing football and golf, and hiking in the Chilterns.

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Case experience

  • Advised clients in respect of breaches of the Equality Act in higher education and against Russell Group Universities: including numerous student complaints against their universities for their handling of complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • Represented a senior employee in a claim for sex discrimination and equal pay against her employer, engaged in the UK oil industry.
  • Navigated a million-pound defamation claim against a large media group.
  • Advised clients in commercial disputes arising from contracts, sale of goods and services, shareholder disputes and company sales.
  • Ongoing advice to companies and charities on workplace issues: disciplinary and grievances, redundancies, health and safety issues.
  • Represented clients on cross-jurisdictional matters, including the recovery and enforcement of cross-jurisdictional debts.
  • Represented an ex-Premier League footballer on the supply of punditry services and franchising.
  • Incorporated and structured property management companies for the development and maintenance of residential homes.
  • Advised a local real estate agency on the restructure of its group and introduction of new investors.
  • Advising investors on the creation of a specific purpose vehicle for the purchase of a high value development of residential property.
  • Receiving instructions as a panel solicitor for national banks and building societies in advising its customers on terms of financial instruments.

I will always be grateful for your unwavering support of me. Equally, I will always be grateful for showing me how to find my voice and strength.

Title IX case against UCLA, client confidential

It was such a weight off our shoulders; suddenly somebody else with a lot more experience was managing the case.

Sandeep Mander, Mander v. Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

We really thought that there was nothing that anybody could do for us. We were wrong.

Dr Celeste Kidd, Aslin et al v. University of Rochester et al

To get the result you got you must be as tough with your legal opposites as you are kind and understanding to your clients.

AOA client, confidential

Compared with other law firms I’ve worked with, no one matches the combination that McO has of experience, brilliance, ferocious fighting and deep empathy for their clients.

Dr Holly Atkinson, Atkinson et al v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al

Because my case could not bear public scrutiny, a very powerful institution used massive financial resources to try to crush me for asking for my disability rights. This was a huge mistake, as they didn’t know that I would obtain McO representation. I couldn’t ask for better representation.

Disability Rights client, confidential

I would like to say from bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you to all the team. Now I can go and forget my former employer. God bless you all.

Unfair Dismissal client, confidential