Richard Bradley > Chambers of Paul Brant > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Paul Brant
Oriel Chambers
L2 8TD

Work Department

Civil, commercial and chancery, employment, regulatory.


Richard specialises in all aspects of employment law including discrimination, in technology and construction court work, contractual disputes, environmental law and personal injury. Richard took an early interest in employment law having been a member of the committee of the Free Representation Unit while in pupillage in London. After joining Oriel Chambers in 1980, Richard built up a large employment practice. For approximately 12 years Richard was effectively standing counsel to the Littlewoods organisation on employment matters appearing for Littlewoods organisation in over 125 tribunal cases from Dundee to Truro. Richard is regularly engaged by local authorities dealing with all aspects of employment law and in relation to race, sex and disability discrimination. He has an extensive employment appeal tribunal practice as is apparent from the large number of significant cases in which he has appeared in the EAT. It was as a result of significant experience in issues relating to land and sewerage drainage that Richard was appointed to the Attorney General’s List of Prosecuting Advocates for Environmental Work. Richard regularly prosecutes both water pollution and waste regulation offences on behalf of the Environment Agency. He also has an extensive practice representing sewerage and water utilities. Richard is a regular advocate in the technology and construction Court in Liverpool both in respect of substantive trials and issues relating to the enforcement of adjudication awards. Having been a committee member of the Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association Richard is experienced in all aspects of the law relating to commercial and contractual disputes. Richard has significant experience in the personal injury field and is retained as a prosecuting advocate on the Attorney General’s List for Health & Safety Matters. Appointments and awards: Junior Council to the Attorney General’s Unified List of Prosecuting Advocates for the Northern Circuit for Environmental and Health & Safety.


Called 1978.


Employment Law Bar Association; Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association; Technology & Construction Bar Association.


University of Reading.


Football (keen Liverpool supporter and erstwhile member of the chambers six-a-side team), horse riding, theatre and cinema.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Business and regulatory crime (including health and safety)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Richard BradleyOriel ChambersExtremely thorough and an excellent advocate.

The head of Oriel Chambers, Richard Bradley is seen as ‘a fierce litigator who thrives in a trial environment‘. He is noted for his experience in regulatory law, particularly in relation health and safety Law and environmental law, where he acts for clients including the Environment Agency and Drinking Water Inspectorate.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Richard BradleyOriel ChambersHis is a fierce commercial litigator who thrives in a trial environment.

Oriel Chambers is ‘a friendly and approachable set of chambers. Nothing is too much trouble for them, and the clerks are very knowledgeable.’ The head of Chambers, Richard Bradley, is ‘a fierce commercial litigator who thrives in a trial environment‘. The set is also home to Paul Brant, who acts for both commercial and public sector clients in complex disputes.