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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

OCEANA HOUSE, 39-49 COMMERICAL ROAD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO15 1GA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
Fax:
Fax 0345 415 8200
DX:
38517 SOUTHAMPTON
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP, Simon Richardson, Southampton, ENGLAND

Simon Richardson

Tel:
Work 023 8020 8220
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Simon is a partner, a trained mediator, in 2000 was appointed a part time judge of the Employment Tribunal and in 2016 was also appointed an Employment Tribunal Judicial Mediator. He focusses on employment law advising on a range of issues with the primary focus being on brand sensitive claims (where he has been appointed to carry out independent investigations both in the UK and overseas), including discrimination and TUPE/outsourcing disputes. In particular he advises both board and senior executives on termination arrangements such as termination packages, the enforceability of garden leave and confidentiality clauses, and restrictive covenants for businesses looking to protect their interests. With his background in commercial litigation he has experience in advising on director and minority shareholder disputes as well as employee fraud cases.  Simon took over leadership of the firm's financial institutions sector in 2015 as the firm focussed on growth in this sector across all its practice areas.  At the start of 2018 Simon succeeded Nick Page as chair of the UK firm and leads the firm's independent partner review programme.  He is the relationship partner for some of the firm's key clients.

Career

Solicitor, Lovells 1983; solicitor, Bond Pearce 1989; partner, Bond Pearce 1991; head of commercial division, Bond Pearce 1991 - 1998; managing partner, Bond Pearce 1999 - 2006; partner and head of employment, Bond Pearce 2006 - 2010; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013;  partner and head of the FI sector, Bond Dickinson 2015; partner and head of FI sector, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017; chair of Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) 2018.

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