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Richard Freedman

T: +44 20 7809 2528 M: +44 7739 629 203 Email Richard | Vcard Office: London

Richard Freedman Senior associate

Contact details

Richard Freedman

Richard Freedman
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2528 M: +44 7739 629 203 Email Richard | Vcard Office: London

Richard is a senior associate in our employment team who has acted for clients on a wide range of issues.  In particular he has experience in advising employers in the Employment Tribunal in claims for; unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment, victimisation, whistleblowing and breach of contract.
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Richard’s litigious experience includes complex TUPE related disputes including acting on a high value multiple claim tri-party matter.  In addition to his contentious work he also advises employers and senior employees on service agreements, employment contracts, staff policies and procedures and consultancy agreements. He also regularly drafts, negotiates and advises on settlement (compromise) agreements.

Richard has worked with clients in a variety of sectors to provide ‘day-to-day’ employment related advice on a number of issues arising in the course of the employment relationship. This has included disciplinary and grievance procedures and disputes in relation to the recent legal changes on holiday pay.

He also has a range of experience in advising and providing support on the employment aspects of corporate transactions including private acquisitions (both share sales/purchases and business asset transfers), management buy outs and IPOs.

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Employment litigation

Acting for both employers and employees in Employment Tribunal litigation. This has included claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment, victimisation, whistleblowing and breach of contract.


Advising a variety of clients on redundancy and reorganisation processes including assisting them to properly undertake any necessary consultation procedure.


Supporting and advising clients on disciplinary and grievance procedures as well as other issues arising in the course of the employment relationship. This work has recently included advising a client with a commission based workforce on the changes in relation to holiday pay.

Contracts and policies

Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide range of employment documentation including directors’ service agreements, employment contracts, staff policies and consultancy agreements. 

Restrictive covenants

Advising employers on the drafting and enforcement of restrictive covenants.  Acting for employers and employees in relation to potential breaches of restrictive covenants and the options available in such circumstances, considering both legal and commercial factors. This has included co-ordinating foreign advice in relation to a cross jurisdictional dispute.

Settlement agreements

Advising both employers and employees in relation to settlement agreements ranging from simply and amicable agreements to more complex matters involving senior executives.

Sale and acquisition of companies and businesses 

Acting for both vendors and purchasers on a range of sales and acquisitions. Conducting due diligence, contractual drafting, settlement agreements and negotiating provisions of purchase documents. This work has often included advice in relation to TUPE and the associated information and consultation requirements.

Capita plc v Darch & others [2017] IRLR 718

Successfully acted on an interim application in respect of alleged breaches of post termination restrictions and confidentiality obligations by its former employees. Richard was part of the team which successfully argued that the Order sought was too wide as it would extend beyond the type of information that may be relevant to the claim and included irrelevant private and personal information.

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