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Richard is counsel and member of the Dispute Resolution team, specialising in advising clients on employment law issues across the Channel Islands.

He qualified as an English Solicitor in 2003 and joined Appleby in August 2014. Prior to joining Appleby, Richard worked for an international law firm in the UK.

He practises in all areas of employment law including, strategic advice, litigation and transactional support, as well as advising on matters such as executive severance, redundancies, agency workers, restrictive covenants, bonus disputes and trade union issues.

Richard has particular experience working on multi-jurisdictional HR projects, advising on directorship issues of listed companies, as well as advising in numerous sectors including financial services, transport, telecoms and healthcare.

He sits on the committee of the Guernsey branch of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development as the Policy Advisor and is a regular trainer on a wide variety of employment issues both on public courses and in-house training courses for clients. 

Richard was regarded as "An associate to watch" by Chambers UK 2017. 

Most recently Richard was recognised by The Legal 500 UK 2017 for "explaining complex issues in a way that makes them easy to understand". The team were praised for "responding extremely quickly to queries, with excellent knowledge of employment law".

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"[Richard] explains complex issues in a way that makes them easy to understand."

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