Richard Barker

Richard Barker

Principal Associate

What can Richard do for you?

Richard is an employment law specialist supporting commercial clients on a wide range of employment issues, including senior exits, TUPE, disciplinary matters and equal opportunities. Richard is a vastly experienced litigator who regularly appears in the Employment Tribunal. As part of our sport law team, Richard also advises clubs, associations and athletes on employment and discrimination matters. 

Supporting your ambitions

As Richard carries out his own advocacy, he is able to support clients from day one all the way through (and beyond) the final hearing in Employment Tribunal litigation - including preparing their response to the claim form, all case management including supporting witnesses, and then conduct of the final hearing. Richard has successfully defended the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, DHL, Debenhams, Wiggle, Kuehne+Nagel, BAM Nuttall and Learn Direct in the Employment Tribunal. 

What do others say?

One HR director once described Richard as “extremely personable and down to earth” and said that “when dealing with Richard on particularly challenging matters it often feels like he is an extension of my HR team rather than an external service provider because of his ability to understand issues from our perspective and tailor his advice accordingly”. 

What else should you know?

Richard is often asked to comment on employment law developments within the media, and has been published by the Employment Law Journal, Workplace Law, Legal Week as well as appearing on both BBC World News and Radio 5 Live.

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