James Pigott

Director of Compliance

About James Pigott

As Director of Compliance at Invicta Law, I ensure that Invicta Law complies with its professional responsibilities and that our work meets and exceeds the very high standards required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, ISO, LEXCEL and most importantly, our clients. The company specialises in advising public sector organisations on legal matters.

I was appointed a company director of Invicta Law in 2016 and held that directorship until September 2023. I support our board and all our staff on legal, compliance and quality matters having fulfilled many of the key roles in the company including Joint Chief Executive (COLP). With the members of my team, I develop the business from a compliance and quality perspective.

I believe in being a fair, supportive and enabling leader, showing staff at all levels by my example how they can be great and effective lawyers giving them technical and strategic support.

I am a qualified solicitor having worked in private practice for many years. I hold a diploma in Local Government Law and Practice having gained significant experience through leadership in public and private practice. My focus is on supporting my team of lawyers and support staff to really understand our clients needs and business, to have open minds, great communication skills and a sound knowledge of the law.

We are a people business and I enjoy making time for people, whether they are clients or members of staff. I want to inspire all our staff to be the best they can be, to provide outstanding pragmatic legal advice within budget and on time and to create mutually trusting client relationships.

James is a firm believer in the potential for Invicta Law to challenge the way legal services are provided to the UK public sector.
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Client testimonials

“I am really grateful for your pragmatic approach to this case and well done on achieving such an excellent result for us. ”
Monitoring Officer
“Kent County Council’s 18+ service is supported by the Invicta Law asylum team providing impeccable legal advice in assisting our service to support asylum seeking care leavers in Kent.”
Leaving Care Service - Kent County Council
“The Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking (UAS) Children’s Service is grateful for the support your team provides in defending its age assessments and responding to UAS child-related legal matters. I and the Service look forward to working with you in 2024-25.’ ”
UAS Children’s Service - Kent County Council
“South East Strategic Migration Partnership (SESPM) have worked successfully with Invicta Law over a number of years and their support, advice and training has been a key element to our work in this field. They have offered value for money training which has received extremely high levels of positive feedback from participating local authorities in the South East. Our experience is that the advice and training, especially related to Age Assessments and undertaking Human Rights Assessments, has been particularly helpful for local authorities here. ”
South East Strategic Migration Partnership
“The service so far has very good feedback for both of your case holders assisting. We thank you again for your supplemental service to Lambeth ASC at this very busy time for our in-house legal team.”
Community Care - London Borough of Lambeth
“The services we have had from Invicta Law have been excellent, both from the legal discussions but also the support we have received to increase my staff’s knowledge of the age assessment process. There have been times during some of our most challenging periods when I have communicated with members of your team at weekends and out of office hours, and the colleagues we have worked with have gone above and beyond in helping us in Torbay.”
Children's Services - Torbay Council
“I am writing in praise of your support. As someone in the firing line of an ultra-aggressive legal team for the first time in my life, this was a traumatic and, at times, upsetting process. You were at my side, dispensing wise and calming counsel throughout. You have been readily available when crises occurred, have been a wonderful listener and, in the end, we reached an outcome that was highly satisfactory for our school and its pupils. I cannot speak highly enough of the way that you handled this case, and I thank you and your firm for the support you gave me. Being a chair of governors, sworn to confidentiality, can be a lonely business! You kept me sane.”
Chair of School Governors
“You’ve been incredibly helpful with this. Thanks for always replying so promptly and for being a star.”
Private Sector Town Planning & Development Consultancy
“The experience has been really top end. Rather than just offering the options, they have given some real solid advice on the best route. It's a good business 'partnering' approach.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service
“Their employment advice has always proved to be sound. I’ve worked with lots of different lawyers in London boroughs and I’d also say that Invicta Law is the most solution-focused.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service

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