Richard Shepherd

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LLB (Hons) Wales; LLM (Warwick) International Economic Law
Year of call and Inn: 
2001; Middle Temple
Professional Membership: 
Western Circuit, PIBA, ELBA, CBA, ELA
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Practice Overview: 

Richard Shepherd specialises in employment, regulatory crime and inquests. He is the Head of Albion’s Employment and Professional Disciplinary Team and has, for seven consecutive years, been recognised nationally as a ‘Leading Junior’ by Legal 500. Richard is ranged as a 'tier 1' practitioner. In recognition of Richard's expertise he has been invited onto the LexisNexis case analysis expert panel to provide commentary on significant new cases in his fields.

Richard is a certified advocacy trainer for the Western Circuit, and is a facilitator for the national roll-out of the Vulnerable Witness Advocacy Training programme, training other barristers on the skills of advocacy and vulnerable witness handling.

Richard also acts as 'standing counsel' for a number of businesses and organisations around the UK.

Client Recommendations:

"provides sensible realistic advice, giving consideration to the practical implications of the matter"

"he has a knack of making complicated factual scenarios seem very straightforward"

"In advising, Richard cuts to the chase and his advice... is direct yet reasoned, clear and easy to understand"

"He has a calm and measured approach and his keen sense of humour comes across in conference, and helps to lighten situations"

"personable, responsive and very helpful"

"tenacious in cross examination"

Recommendations from national publications:

"Tier 1 - An employment law specialist"
Legal 500 2017

"Excellent with clients and witnesses: he has the ability to put the most nervous witnesses at ease"
Legal 500 2016

"He handles instructions from local authorities, public bodies and unions, among other parties”
Legal 500 2015

"Recommended for all stages of employment litigation”
Legal 500 2014

“firm in cross-examination and persuasive in his submissions”
Legal 500 2012

“Recommended” for Employment
Legal 500 2011 and 2013

Public Access:

Richard Shepherd is licensed to accept work under the Public Access rules. Click here for further details about the Public Access scheme.

Areas of Practice