Richard is a Partner in our Employment and Immigration team. He specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law, advising clients in the public and private sectors.
Richard provides strategic advice on collective employee consultation duties and obligations arising out of company restructures, acquisitions, mergers, collective redundancies and outsourcing. This work includes informing, consulting and negotiating with Trade Unions to avoid legal claims and industrial action, as well as the application of TUPE. He also advises on wrongful, constructive and unfair dismissal and, all aspects of discrimination.
Richard has extensive Employment Tribunal advocacy experience across the UK and has successfully undertaken judicial and commercial mediation cases.
He deals with all employment law aspects of Corporate Insolvency including acting for Administrators, Liquidators and Companies facing insolvency situations including Pre Pack Administration situations. Richard advises on all the individual and collective employment law obligations arising out of Insolvency situations and any subsequent restructures and/or business transfers including employee rights; the legal obligations concerning individual and collective consultation and the application of UK law relating to Collective Redundancies and the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations.
Richard undertakes a significant amount of training on all aspects of employment law and is the course tutor for the Diploma in Employment Law for HR Professionals, runs in conjunction with Cardiff University.
We use Richard Thomas for employment law advice and support because he is always responsive, reliable and give us sound advice. He understands our business and his guidance is always practical, commercial and clear. It’s refreshing to deal with a law firm that doesn’t hide behind jargon and isn’t afraid to give a pragmatic, definite view instead of just telling us what the law states.
Amanda Canterbury, Head of HR, Cardiff City Transport Services
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