• "Personable, responsive
    and very helpful"
  • "Tenacious in
  • "He has a calm and measured approach and his keen sense of humour come across in conference and helps to lighten situations"
  • "The witnesses appreciated the approach taken, which left them with the confidence to do a good job whilst giving evidence"
  • "Always approachable
    and reliable"
  • "Always happy to help and
    makes himself available to assist"
  • "Provides sensible realistic advice giving consideration to the practical implications of the matter"
  • "In advising, Richard cuts to the chase and his advice...is direct yet reasoned, clear and easy to understand"
  • "He has a knack of making complicated factual scenarios seem very straightforward"

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Employment Law Advice Bristol

Why Seek This Advice & Representation From The Grass is Greener?
Ask yourself, what does my business consultant, my insurer or my solicitor really know about employment law? Have they tested their knowledge in the Employment Tribunals across England and Wales, in the County Court, in the Employment Appeals Tribunal, in the Court of Appeal? What is their advice based upon? Has it been tested in the heat of trial advocacy?

By seeking Advice & Representation from the Grass is Greener you can be sure that the service you will receive is not just based on a text book, on a Google search, a review of the ACAS website or even on a downloaded app, it is based on hard won experience, knowing what works and doesn’t work in the Employment Tribunal or County Court. By instructing the Grass is Greener through Public Access you will receive the benefit of that expertise in everything we do.


Employment Tribunal Barrister in Bristol

With the introduction of Tribunal Fees and the risks of having to pay legal costs, it is more important than ever to get good advice, early.

Get in Touch with The Grass is Greener now, before you incur unnecessary costs.

Whether your case is about redundancy, unfair dismissal, discrimination, tupe or unpaid wages, Richard Shepherd has done it and seen it all. Having worked as a specialist employment tribunal barrister in Bristol, the Southwest and across the UK for over a decade, there is little that the Grass is Greener can’t help you with.

Whether your intention is to negotiate a settlement, dispute a case to the end or something in the middle, by having the benefit of a Case Review & Assessment you will know, at an early stage, the good, the bad and the ugly. This advice, given by an independent, dispassionate ‘fresh pair of eyes’, will put you in control.

By Getting in Contact with the Grass is Greener for a Case Review & Assessment, you will have the benefit of developing a case strategy in the full knowledge of your strengths and weaknesses, putting you in control.


Grievance and Disciplinary Advice in Bristol

One of the most difficult areas in employer–employee relations arise in relation to grievance and disciplinary issues. The Grass is Greener provides grievance and disciplinary advice in Bristol and throughout the South West, conducts internal investigations and can act as the investigator and/or determining officer in grievance, disciplinary and appeal procedures.

If an employee is dismissed after disciplinary, or a grievance is not resolved to an employee’s satisfaction, these matters can end up in the Employment Tribunal, with the internal investigation and determination of these issues being scrutinised, in minute detail, by the Employment Judge.

By Getting in Contact with the Grass is Greener, you will have the reassurance that your disciplinary and grievance issues are being taken care of by someone who knows and understands how these issues are likely to be viewed by the Tribunal. This experience in real life Representation will assist you in avoiding the common and not-so-common mistakes.

Not all disciplinary and grievance matters will need the assistance of the Grass is Greener, many of these issues can be resolved by carefully following your internal processes and the guidance given by ACAS. The Grass is Greener puts you in control.


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