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GQ|Littler is the leading employment law firm for employers in the UK. We offer risk-based advice and litigation services on employment, immigration, employee tax and incentives issues. We work globally as part of Littler, the world’s largest employment law firm with over 1,500 lawyers in 80 offices worldwide. Being part of Littler enables the firm to seamlessly provide high-quality advice and support across a wide range of international markets and benefit from cutting-edge technology, research and knowledge management resources.


Richard co-leads GQ|Littler’s international practice team. Richard joined the firm in January 2016 as a Partner following GQ's acquisition of Camfords LLP, an employment law boutique of which Richard was a founding member. Before Camfords, Richard was a senior lawyer at international law firm Clyde & Co and he has also held senior in-house employment counsel roles at Paramount Pictures and Tata Consultancy Services.

Richard has been an employment law specialist since 2002 and was rated in Chambers & Partners as a noted individual in 2015. He advises a client base of companies across a wide range of sectors including insurance, life sciences and luxury retail on the full range of their employment law requirements. He has particular experience in advising on employee relations matters, terminations, HR strategies and the employment law implications which arise from organisational change and development including, outsourcing, TUPE and collective redundancy programmes. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association of England and Wales.

Richard has also developed a niche practice as an international employment lawyer, advising international companies on their global HR requirements.


Trained Pitmans; qualified 2003; Associate Solicitor Pitmans; Senior Associate Solicitor at Clyde & Co; Founding Partner Camfords LLP; Partner at GQ Employment Law LLP.


Employment Lawyer’s Association, European Employment Law Association, International Bar Association.


Family; sport - football tennis and golf (actively) and rugby (as a spectator only!); travel; cooking

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Following its 2018 merger with Littler Mendelson, P.C., boutique employment firm GQ | Littler has 'seen its international coverage grow and grow thanks to the recruitment of savvy and driven lawyers' who are 'responsive, hardworking and committed to providing the best legal guidance they can'. Co-founder Paul Quain is 'a man to pour common sense on hysteria with the ability to achieve breakthroughs in seemingly intractable negotiations'; he is recommended for employment disputes. Other key names include co-founder Jon Gilligan, who is 'a true business partner with excellent judgement skills'; 'effective litigator' Darren Isaacs, and Sophie Vanhegan, who has 'a fantastic work ethic and leaves no stone unturned'. Richard Harvey and Daniel Pollard are also recommended.

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