Richard Stephens

Richard Stephens

Partner, Employment

Richard was admitted as a solicitor in 1992. After 4 years in practice in North West London, he joined Vanderpump & Sykes in December 1996 in the Litigation department before progressing to Associate level. Richard then became a Partner and head of Litigation specialising in Employment law. He also acts for corporate clients in Commercial disputes. Richard is a member of the Employment Lawyer's Association.

It is in his genes. Richard comes from a family where law has permeated the gene pool. His father and wife practise law as do several other members of the Stephens clan.

Aside from his legal 'heritage' why did Richard become a lawyer?

"I like a good debate and have always been keen to argue a point. I pride myself on being good with detail but I'm also able to see the wood for the trees. Employment law has a very human element, more so than some other areas of law. It's a fascinating subject covering all aspects of life and the emotions that go with it. Being able to give talks about my work at seminars and events adds to the enjoyment."

Experience and qualifications

1987 - 1989 LLB University of Cardiff

1990 - 1992 - Articles

1990 - Law Society Finals (equivalent to LPC)

1992 - Admitted to roll of solicitors

Member: Employment Lawyer's Association