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Employment - Yorkshire: North and East
"Richard Port is an utter professional with a remarkable attention to detail whose passion about the law is infectious. He is never afraid to explore all solutions no matter how challenging they may be and routinely goes above and beyond."
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Richard delivers strategic employment law counsel to senior executives and boards. has particular expertise in providing strategic employment law advice on complex reputational issues, often of significant importance, particularly for employers, but for senior executives too. This includes strategic contract reviews, advice on post-termination covenants and commercial approaches to tricky TUPE issues. He has successfully defended high-profile discrimination and whistleblowing claims for employers in the Employment Tribunal, albeit almost all of his matters resolve without recourse to hearings. He is recognised as an accomplished negotiator, securing favourable outcomes for some of the region’s most senior executives, often for board-level clients associated with household name companies. Work for these clients includes negotiation of appointments as well as severance packages, the handling of investigations, disciplinary proceedings and litigation involving sensitive issues, including allegations of sexual harassment, race and disability discrimination and whistleblowing. Richard is is well known for his ability to strike meaningful rapport with clients, engendering confidence in his understanding of the situation and ability to achieve a strategically acceptable outcome. He listens, understands and applies his legal expertise in a way that supports boards and senior executives in their personal and professional goals.