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HIRZEL COURT, HIRZEL STREET, ST PETER PORT, GY1 3 BN, GUERNSEY
Tel:
Work 01481 755600
Fax:
Fax 01481 728992
Email:
Web:
www.applebyglobal.com

Richard Sheldon

Tel:
Work +44 (0)1481 755 904
Email:
Web:
www.applebyglobal.com
Appleby

Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Employment

Position

Richard is a Group Partner and member of the Dispute Resolution team, specialising in advising clients on employment law, data protection and regulatory issues across the Channel Islands.

He advises on all areas of employment law including, strategic advice, litigation and transactional support, as well as advising on matters such as executive severance, employee share schemes, pensions, restrictive covenants, bonus disputes and trade union issues.

Richard has advised in the field of data protection for many years, both before and after the advent of GDPR and has recently advised a whole range of local and international clients on their implementation of the new data protection standards, as well as advising on numerous data protection disputes including subject access requests and complaints to the local data protection commissioners in the Channel Islands.

In addition, Richard has advised on a number of major contentious regulatory matters involving enforcement action being taken by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission against both individuals and financial services businesses.

Richard’s experience includes advising;

- A Guernsey financial services business on the investigation and dismissal of a senior director in respect of allegations of fraud, together with the subsequent regulatory investigation by the GFSC
- Various global banks on restructuring their Channel Island businesses, including in relation to potential relocation and redundancy of staff, changes to pensions and to terms and conditions
- A Guernsey financial services business on a break down in the relationship between Chairman and Managing Director and subsequently on the exit of the Chairman, including buying out his shares in the business
- An international financial services business on the employment aspects of the acquisition of another business who had been subject to GFSC sanctions, including changes to terms and conditions and bonus arrangements
- Banks and other financial services businesses, on legal, tax and regulatory issues relating to the introduction and amendment of various employee incentive schemes and employee benefit trusts

Career

Richard qualified as an English Solicitor in 2003 and joined Appleby in August 2014. Prior to joining Appleby, Richard worked for an international law firm in the UK.

Languages

English

Member

CIPD

Education

University of Manchester (England)

Nottingham Law School (England)

Leisure

Cricket and football


Guernsey

Employment

Within: Next Generation Partners

Richard Sheldon - Appleby

Within: Employment

Appleby’s employment practice has enjoyed a strong expansion to its client base, with a suite of banks, financial institutions and local and international businesses being added to the roster. Practice head and recently promoted partner Richard Sheldon often acts on high-profile contentious matters including executive departures, breach of covenant issues, unfair dismissal claims and trade union disputes. Non-contentious mandates include policy and contract reviews, employee share scheme advice and employment-related M&A work.

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Jersey

Employment

Within: Next Generation Partners

Richard Sheldon - Appleby

Within: Employment

Appleby regularly advises international businesses on non-contentious issues such as significant employee transfer exercises, employee share plans and policy reviews; disputes work includes matters such as senior director terminations, whistleblowing investigations, tribunal appeals and unfair dismissal claims. The team has grown by two partners, with the promotion of Richard Sheldon (who divides his time between Jersey and Guernsey) and recruitment of data protection specialist Richard Field from Carey Olsen. Clients include multinational financial institutions, trust companies and locally operating employers.

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