Called to the Bar in 2008, following his Bar exams, Richard joined Thompsons soon after, and cross-qualified as a solicitor in 2012. Richard advises and represents members at their professional bodies, at employment tribunals and pursues cases up to the High Court. Whether representing physiotherapists or podiatrists at their professional council, or firefighters or college lecturers, Richard is determined and effective.
Richard achieves really good results for members charged with professional misconduct through thorough investigation, analysis and offering the right kind of advice and representation. Where a member has made a genuine mistake, Richard will encourage attendance at training courses and online sessions, to be able to demonstrate fitness to practice.
Richard also handles complex discrimination claims, large multi-claimant cases and claims against insolvent companies, to secure wages and other monies owing to workers when a company goes into liquidation. Richard works closely with the trade unions in his area and will advise on industrial action law and represent members in dispute with their employers.
Richard enjoys the variety of work he can carry out at Thompsons for the benefit of trade unions and their members. Meeting with trade union officers, representatives and members and attending union training events, adds value to Richard’s expertise and knowledge.
A DIY enthusiast, Richard also likes to travel, cook, socialise and read to relax.
RICHARD’S CASE EXPERIENCE
Rail maintenance firm, Railcare, went into receivership in Milton Keynes and Scotland and Richard represented large numbers of RMT and UNITE members in their claims for unpaid wages and other monies owed, by securing money from the liquidators and the insolvency service.
Mr A, a Thompsons’ professional misconduct trade union client, said: “Following the completion of my hearing last week, I’d just like to say a huge thank you for all your hard work over the past few months. I really appreciate your efforts in helping me get the best possible outcome. I can now move forward with my career.”