Richard Brown Richard Brown
Senior Consultant Solicitor

I have over 25 years’ experience as an employment lawyer and for six years was Managing Partner and head of employment law at rhw Solicitors in Guildford.  I act for both employers and employees and am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

My particular areas of expertise include:-

  • Settlement Agreements
  • The interpretation and enforcement of restrictive covenants
  • TUPE issues on the sale or purchase of a business
  • Employment status
  • Directors’ service contracts
  • Termination of employment

I also advise on:-

  • Contracts of employment
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Redundancy Situations
  • Discrimination

Whilst at rhw I helped set up the dental law department and specialise in providing advice to dentists regarding employment law and associate contracts.

In the reported case of Ministry of Defence HQ Defence Dental Service v Kettle    EAT/0308/06 I helped establish the principle that in establishing employment status the tribunal is entitled to look beyond any written contract to see how a relationship operated in practice.

I am calm, patient and supportive.  The advice I give is clear, commercial and free of any technical jargon. 

I am very happy to have an initial chat by telephone or exchange of emails free of charge.

I enjoy classic cars, travel and golf.  I also enjoy stand-up comedy and classical music.


“Thanks for your honesty and consideration in these times. Your company should be proud to have a partner like yourself, and you will be highly recommended among my fellow colleagues.”

”Richard has guts, loyalty and resilience.”

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