Expertise

Richard is an expert in a wide range of employment law issues including senior executive appointments and terminations, large-scale reorganisations/redundancy programmes, Employment Tribunal claims, and the employment aspects of corporate transactions. He heads up our Employment Group's Executive Recruitment and Termination Unit.

He provides practical and commercial advice on all employment issues, including those that are complex, strategic and high value. Richard's recent work includes various multi-jurisdictional outsourcing projects involving the TUPE transfer of employees; a number of significant restructuring programmes involving large-scale redundancies; successfully defending a complex whistleblowing claim at the Employment Tribunal; and advising on the employee/worker status of 2,000 contractors, including a full audit of their services, contracts and working practices and implementing changes to the same.

Richard acts for several clients including Britvic plc, Diageo plc, Global Radio, Morgan Stanley, and a number of senior executives.

Chambers' Directory says Richard is "a class act" and that he is "well known in the market for his commercial approach to employment issues". He has had articles published in the national and legal press and been interviewed on national radio and television as an employment expert.

Professional memberships
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • European Employment Lawyers Association
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Employment Law Alliance
Education
  • Year qualified: 1997
  • The College of Law (now The University of Law) – Legal Practice Course (1995)
  • City University London - Diploma in Law (1994)
  • Darwin College, Cambridge University - MPhil in Economics (1992)
  • University of Bristol - BSc in Economics/Politics (1991)