Consultant Details

James Barker


Who am I and what can I do for you?

I am a Director based in the Manchester office. I work within the Private Practice and In-House divisions and recruit Solicitors into permanent roles across the North West. I tend to specialise in mid to senior level roles however have placed candidates from NQ to Partner level including team moves. I work with a range of firms from regionals through to larger national and international practices in addition to national and international PLC’s.

What team are you part of, and what is the best thing about your team?

Manchester Private practice. The best thing about the team is that we have worked together for a long time and are a really solid unit.

5 words that describe me? Ambitious, caring, assertive, personable and confident

What else should you know about me?

I live in South Manchester, recently became a father so when I am out of work can be found walking round Dunham, Tatton or Delamere with my wife Amy, daughter Autumn and sausage dog (son) Arnold. My favourite thing about my job is being able to meet with clients and candidates face to face and build long lasting relationships / friendships.

A memorable event, day or memory at Sacco Mann? 

I met my wife at Sacco Mann.. so it would be the 6th June 2016.

  • LikesRugby, red wine, Golf, nice food and spending time with my wife and baby daughter
  • Dislikes: Football (watching paint dry), bad manners and rain
  • What is your favourite sport and why? Rugby to watch and Golf to play
  • What is always in your fridge or cupboard? Wine
  • Hobbies: Golf.. trying to get to single figures