James Pigott

Director Group Practice (COLP)

About James Pigott

I am Invicta Law’s Director Group Practice and responsible for leading and developing our lawyers and their support staff. I am also responsible for developing our relationships with key clients, working with them to ensure we provide the services they need.

As a qualified solicitor, I have worked with the Invicta Law team since 2009 and was part of the management team that developed Invicta Law’s business plan and application to form the business.

I have over 25 years-experience of working in private practice and was previously a partner in a South East regional  law firm. I hold a diploma in Local Government law having worked in the sector for the last 12 years.

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

Client testimonials

“Sarah provides excellent advice, often off the cuff at the end of the phone when urgent matters arise. She is extremely good at explaining the intricacies of planning law in layman’s terms, which is very much appreciated. Sarah is a reliable and conscientious colleague who I do not hesitate to contact for guidance and clarity in often high-pressured situations. She is well respected amongst her peers and colleagues, and officers very much appreciate her knowledge and calming influence.”
Planning & Highways Client
“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 whole team at Invicta Law are really professional, efficient and courteous in their approach to our Development Agreement works. This I find makes my role much easier particularly when this is a specialist subject that I often need to seek their advice with.”
Planning & Highways Client
“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

News & Blogs

Permitted Development Rights to deal with the Covid-19 emergency

13th May 2020

Invicta Law’s Nagla Stevens considers recent changes to Permitted Development Rights to deal with the Covid-19 emergency

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Vicarious Liability: Barclays and WM Morrison succeed on appeal

13th May 2020


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Neurodiversity in the workplace: Hidden Disabilities

13th May 2020

Neurodiversity is a term covering a number of conditions (such as Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder and Dyslexia) that all affect the cognitive function of the brain.

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