Richard Whalley

Partner/head of Employment department

Richard leads the Employment Department. Qualifying in 2008, he has vast experience in all areas of employment law.

Known for a plain speaking and common-sense commercial style, Richard works with businesses of all shapes and sizes adopting a collaborative and strategic approach. Many SME, OMB and high street name clients consider him an extension of the leadership of the business. This way of working means that Richard is the first call they make, rather than one of last resort.

Richard has considerable experience in representing commercial and private clients in the employment tribunal, and is regarded as being a tenacious advocate, and negotiator. He also provides commercial and corporate support to businesses and on business transactions in areas including TUPE, reorganisation of staff, harmonisation of terms and relocation.

Away from work, Richard coaches football teams at adult and U16 levels and is a keen musician.