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Richard White

Partner

T: 01225 730 208 (DDI)
T: 01225 730 100

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and was promoted to partner in January 2010. Richard is recommended as a "Leader in his field" in the Chambers Independent Guide to the Legal Profession and is described as a “standout lawyer” in the Legal 500 directory.



About Richard

Specialising in all aspects of employment law for businesses and individuals, Richard has a strong employer client base and regularly advises on discrimination issues, complex redundancies, re-organisations and business transfers. He often gives seminars and training sessions on a range of topical employment issues which clients acknowledge as being “interesting and beneficial”.

In Chambers & Partners directory, Richard has been described by a client as “superb in his approach, exceedingly knowledgeable and really understands business“.

Examples of Richard’s recent work includes:

  • Settling a complex unfair dismissal and whistleblowing claim on favourable terms for the employer
  • Advising on the purchase of a business out of administration including complex TUPE and insolvency issues
  • Successfully defending a high value disability discrimination claim
  • Advising on a restructuring and large scale redundancy process resulting in no claims being made against the employer.

Helping my clients successfully manage their workforce is what motivates me. Employment Law is awash with traps and pitfalls for employers and by working as part of their team, I am able to help clients steer their businesses through successfully

Richard White

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What could leaving the EU mean for UK employment law?

14 June 2016

With the EU referendum just around the corner, it is crucial that we understand the implications of leaving before we make a decision. As we all know, a substantial amount of employment law in the UK comes from Europe.

So what are the possible employment implications for businesses if the UK votes to leave the EU? Richard White, partner in our Employment & HR team, explores the issues.

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Be flexible with staff during the 2016 European Championship

8 June 2016

With the European Football Tournament starting tomorrow (10 June 2016), and some matches due to take place during normal working hours, employers are anticipating some disruption to the workplace over the coming weeks. Richard White shares some tips for managing employee absence and keeping up productivity.

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The Budget: what does it mean for HR?

24 March 2016

With the Budget announced last week you may be wondering what the employment-related announcements are and how they might affect you as HR professionals. We bring you a summary of the main employment budget points to be mindful of.

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Transferring data to the US: no “safe harbour”

8 December 2015

Do you transfer customer data to the United States as part of your business? If you do, you should be aware of the recent European Court of Justice decision.

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Can custom and practice trump contract?

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Redundancy process was fair and non-discriminatory

1 November 2016

A manufacturing company consulted Royds Withy King in relation to a restructuring of its production process. We supported the company through the restructure, from the planning stage through to the end of the implementation process.

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Contracts for a pharmaceutical business

17 June 2016

Withy King prepared employment contracts for a pharmaceutical business. An employee of the business suffered a nasty injury when she was on holiday and had to take several months off work. During this period of time the business paid the employee her full sick pay, and also paid an agency to cover the employee’s absence. The employee was able to bring a personal injury claim against the holiday company in respect of the injury that she suffered.

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Employment contracts for a specialist veterinary practice

Our client is a specialist veterinary practice. A senior vet left his employment and joined a competing business. He tried to take several high value clients with him.

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Dealing with redundancy

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