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Richard Bradley

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University of Reading
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University of Reading

Richard Bradley, has a broad based practice in the fields of Personal Injury, Building & Construction Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Regulatory Law, particularly in relation to Environmental Law & Health & Safety Law.

Legal 500 , have stated that Richard is “Forceful, knowledgeable and well-respected”. “Very experienced in commercial and contractual disputes” and “known for his broad civil litigation practice.” “Extremely approachable, accessible and well prepared” – “Technically very able”, with “his advice is thorough and he produces definitive solutions”.

Richard has been regularly engaged in Personal Injury litigation since the commencement of his practice. He has throughout his practice been engaged in claims arising from industrial injuries and diseases. His personal injury practice includes road traffic and personal injury fraud work. He has extensive experience in travel law particularly with regards to accidents and illness whilst abroad

Richard is a regular advocate in the Technology & Construction List both in relation to substantive trials of Building and Construction disputes and issues relating to the enforcement of Adjudication Awards. He has considerable experience in Arbitrations arising out of Building disputes and is regularly engaged to appear in the same.

Richard is highly experienced in all aspects of civil litigation frequently dealing with a wide range of contractual and commercial disputes.

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 in over 100 Tribunal cases up and down the country.  Richard is now regularly engaged by local authorities in relation to all aspects of employment law.  He has an extensive Employment Appeal Tribunal practice as apparent from a large number of significant cases in which he has appeared in the EAT.

Richard has been on the Attorney General’s list of prosecuting advocates and its predecessor lists in the fields of Environmental Law and Health and Safety Law for in excess of 20 years. In the past two years alone he has been engaged in successful prosecutions of water utilities resulting in fines exceeding £500,000.00 on seven occasions and a series of health and safety prosecutions involving fatal accidents. He recently prosecuted a major retailer in relation to offences were the fines imposed totalled £8 million.

Married with 3 grown up children Richard’s interests are soccer as a keen
Liverpool supporter and an erstwhile member of the Chambers 6-a-side
team, horse riding, theatre and cinema.

Notable and Reported Cases
  • Cunningham (trading as Urban Developments) v Buckley [2017] EWCA Civ 224
  • R v Inios Chlorvinyls Limited [2016] All ER (D) 222
  • Brown v Complete Building Solutions [2016] EGLR 23
  • Imtech Environ Limited v Loppingdale Plant Limited [2014] All ER (D) 55
  • Connell v Mutch [2013] BLR 82
  • Flintshire County Council v Moore & Lund [2011] UKEAT/0379/11/DA
  • Shaw v MFP Foundations & Pilings Ltd [2010] 1 EGLR 1 (Chancery Division); [2010] EWHC 1839 (Technology & Construction Court)
  • Miller v UPVC Designs Ltd [2008] All ER (D) 229
  • Kehr & Tucker v Astronomical [2008] EWHL (TCC)
  • Varma v North Cheshire Hospital NHS Trust [2006] All ER (D) 2003; [2007] All ER (D) 219; [2008] All ER (D) 291
  • United Utilities Water Plc v Moss Rose Piggeries Ltd [2006] All ER (D) 338
  • Royal Liverpool NHS Trust v Dunsby [2006] IRLR 351
  • Rosewood Trucking v Balaam [2006] 1 Lloyds Rep 429
  • Forshaw v Archcract [2005] IRLR 600
  • Uphill v Colas [2005] All ER (D) 216
  • McGovern v Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council [2004] All ER (D) 124
  • Forshaw v Forshaw Ltd [2004] All ER (D) 116
  • XXX v YYY [2004] IRLR 137 (EAT); [2004] IRLR 471 (CA)
  • Stanley v Phillips [2004] BPIR 632
  • Governing Body of St Edmunds of Canterbury School v Hines [2005] UK EAT 1138 022600
  • Dearling v Foregate Developments Limited [2003] All ER (D) 93
  • Williams v YKK (UK) Limited [2002] UK EAT 0408 01 2211
  • Sefton MBC v United Utilities Water Plc [2002] Env. LR 7
  • Home Shopping Network v Nixon [2002] All ER (D) 172
  • Chong v Marek & Co [2002] All ER (D) 179
  • Jack Lumb v United Utilities Water Plc [2002] Lands Tribunal
  • Home Shopping Network (UK) Limited v Dixon and McElroy [2002] EAT
  • Environment Agency v Campbell [1999] Env. L.R. D4
  • Lunt v Merseytec Limited [1999] ICR 17
  • Home Shopping Network (UK) Limited v Aruvee [1998] UK EAT 25798 0107
  • Environment Agency v Brock Plc [1998] Env. L.R. 607
  • Mostyn House School v Stovel [1998] UK EAT 854 97 2002
  • Littlewoods Organisation v Oliver [1997] UK EAT 965 97 0410
  • Cowell v Penny Lane Wine Bar [1996] UK EAT
  • Jones v Roberts [1995] 2 FLR 422
  • Clews and Others v Liverpool City Council [1994] UK EAT
  • Jeeto v Liverpool Health Authority [1993] UK EAT
  • Littlewoods Organisation v Traynor [1993] IRLR 154
  • Littlewoods v Hill [1992] UK EAt
  • Durham County Council v Logan Salton [1989] IRLR 99