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Richard Brown

Richard Brown


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Richard is a Partner in our Employment team. He was qualified as solicitor in 1995 and became a partner in 2005, overall having over 20 years of experience.

Richard specialises in all aspects of Employment Law with experience of both contentious and non-contentious issues. Richard's contentious work includes Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, High/County Court, and Court of Appeal litigation. Richard has also been involved in a number of mediations.

Richard has particular expertise in advising on mental health issues in the workplace offering clients a holistic employee health and performance framework – an occupational mental health policy, specific mental health training and specialist mental health/employment advice on a case-by-case basis.

Richard regularly acts for clients across the Financial Services, Technology and Real Estate and Construction sectors.

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"He understands the intricacies of our business, which helps him find solutions that are the right fit for our company."

Chambers 2017

Relevant experience

  • Acting on injunction applications, relating to enforcement of post termination restrictions.
  • Advising an Investment bank on the successful defence of three high-profile whistle-blowing claims each worth more than £5m.
  • Acting on a multi-million pound bonus claim, which was successfully settled through mediation.
  • Advising on the employment law aspects of Nomura's acquisition of the Investment Banking and Equity business of Lehman Brothers.
  • Advising a major technology company on the relocation of its business to Ireland.
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  • 1990 – BA University of Manchester
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  • Employment Lawyers Association
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July 2019
Work­place Har­ass­ment: fu­ture proof­ing your or­gan­isa­tion
As the risk pro­file of work­place har­ass­ment in­creases, and or­gan­isa­tions as­sess what needs to change, we can help you mit­ig­ate the risks by design­ing a com­pre­hens­ive and tailored anti-har­ass­ment strategy. Down­load our bro­chure to read more.
08 September 2020
Men­tal Health Re­spon­der Plus (We­bin­ar)
Busi­nesses have been de­vel­op­ing an act­ive in­terest in men­tal health in the work­place­for some time.
18 August 2020
The im­pact of COV­ID-19 and re­turn­ing to work on men­tal health
What should em­ploy­ers do to pre­vent and sup­port men­tal health is­sues dur­ing this un­cer­tain time? In light of the cur­rent COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and its im­pact in the work­place, em­ploy­ers are in­creas­ingly see­ing...
06 May 2019
Bank­ing on AI in fin­an­cial ser­vices
CM­S's Bank­ing on AI in fin­an­cial ser­vices re­port con­tains dis­cus­sions from a roundtable with ex­perts about the im­pact and lim­it­a­tions of these tech­no­lo­gies.
08 February 2019
Good Work Plan – what does it mean for busi­ness?
At the end of last year we re­por­ted on the pub­lic­a­tion of the Good Work Plan in Decem­ber 2018. This is the gov­ern­ment’s vis­ion for the fu­ture of the la­bour mar­ket and the ac­tion it will take to im­ple­ment...
17 December 2018
Trans­form­ing health and so­cial care
Trans­form­ing health and so­cial care re­port from CMS. A dis­cus­sion about AI and oth­er re­lated tech­no­lo­gies on the UK health and so­cial care sec­tor.
16 October 2018
Man­dat­ory Eth­ni­city Pay Re­port­ing for Em­ploy­ers
Em­ploy­er pay re­port­ing ob­lig­a­tions may be ex­ten­ded fol­low­ing the launch of a con­sulta­tion on man­dat­ory eth­ni­city pay re­port­ing. The con­sulta­tion asks how data on eth­ni­city pay can be col­lec­ted by em­ploy­ers...
25 July 2018
Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence in re­cruit­ment: data pro­tec­tion im­plic­a­tions
Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence in re­cruit­ment: data pro­tec­tion im­plic­a­tions. Find out more about CMS thought lead­er­ship ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence in­sights re­lated to HR and data pro­tec­tion im­plic­a­tions.
26 September 2018
Par­ents to be en­titled to two weeks’ be­reave­ment leave fol­low­ing the death...
The Par­ent­al Be­reave­ment (Leave and Pay) Bill re­ceived Roy­al As­sent earli­er this month be­com­ing the Par­ent­al Be­reave­ment (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 (the “Act”). Un­der the Act, em­ploy­ees will be en­titled...
17 July 2018
Sleep­ing on the job?
Care home work­ers car­ry­ing out sleep-in shifts do not have to be paid in full for the pur­poses of the Na­tion­al Min­im­um Wage Reg­u­la­tions (NMW), ac­cord­ing to an im­port­ant de­cision handed down by the court...
12 April 2018
En­hanced Shared Par­ent­al Pay - Not Dis­crim­in­a­tion
A de­cision not to pay a fath­er en­hanced shared par­ent­al pay (in con­trast to en­hanced ma­ter­nity pay) did not amount to dir­ect dis­crim­in­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to a re­cent de­cision of the EAT. This im­port­ant de­cision...