By majority of 8 to 3 the Supreme Court (SC) has held that the Government does not have the power, under our unwritten constitution, to serve Article 50 Notice to…Read More
Richard Isham's Service Teams
- Corporate and Commercial
- Employment - International
- Employment Law Litigation
- Senior Executives
Richard Isham provides 'exemplary advice'.
Richard advises on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious.
He mainly advises corporate clients on a broad range of employment issues, including collective cross-border issues, harmonisation of terms and conditions and policies, redundancies, dismissals, policies on discrimination, data protection and monitoring, bonus schemes and corporate governance.
He advises on the applicability of TUPE to business sales and outsourcing contracts and advised the successful appellant before the EAT in one of the leading cases on TUPE, Michael Peters Ltd v Ian Farnfield and Michael Peters Group plc.
Richard’s practice also involves advising on, scoping, project managing and delivering cross-border/international labour law and labour law related projects for Wedlake Bell's subsidiary, iGlobal Law, and providing advice to senior executives, senior bankers and sports organisations, both governing bodies and clubs.
Richard chaired the Employment Lawyer’s Association working party responding to the DTI’s consultation on employment agencies and was a member of the ELA working parties responding to consultations on genetic testing in the workplace, part-time workers, directors’ remuneration and ‘red letter’ days for the introduction of new employment legislation.
- Advising on the applicability of TUPE on business sales and outsourcing contracts, both UK and cross border and involving administrative receivers and liquidators.
- Advising on data protection issues when transferring data out of the EU and whistleblowing hot lines and the conflict of laws between EU members and the EU and US..
- Advising on the Bribery Act and its relationship with the FCPA and drafting policies and amending terms of business.
- Advising on confidentiality obligations, confidential information, legitimate business interests and restrictive covenants necessary to enforce and protect such obligations and information.
Richard joined Wedlake Bell in October 1988 and became a partner in 1996.
He chaired the Employment Lawyer's Association working party responding to the DTI's consultation on Employment Agencies and was a member of the ELA working parties responding to consultations on genetic testing in the workplace, part time workers, directors' remuneration and "red letter" days for the introduction of new employment legislation.
He is the author of the chapter on Age Discrimination for Tolley's Employment Law and the chapter on "Removal of Directors" for The ICSA's Directors Handbook.
Articles & Comment
16 Feb, 2017 | Richard Isham
11 Jan, 2017 | Richard Isham
Two very important issues that will continue to play out during 2017 and beyond are; the "workers" rights debate and how to make transgender people feel welcome.Read More
21 Nov, 2016 | Richard Isham
Richard Isham discusses the "gig economy" and the landmark ruling which classified Uber drivers as "workers"Read More
19 Jul, 2016 | David Golten
On 23 June 2016 the UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. While non-binding, the new government has said that the Brexit vote will be given effect.Read More
16 May, 2016 | Richard Isham
A lot has been written about the economic effects of Brexit, much of it contradictory – for example: The 100 "worst" EU derived regulations are consistently said…Read More