Direct Access Barrister in Bristol

Richard Shepherd was called to the Bar in 2001 and for over a decade has practiced, and continues to practice, from well established and highly regarded Chambers in Bristol. Richard studied law at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth before going on to study his Masters in International Economic Law at the University of Warwick. He underwent his vocational training to become a Barrister in Bristol.

This website is designed to allow non-solicitors to instruct Richard Shepherd directly, cutting out the cost of using an intermediary. By Getting in Touch with Richard you do so in the knowledge, and with the control, that you are choosing the Barrister that is right for you, not relying on somebody else’s opinion. Not all Barristers are permitted to offer legal services under the Public Access scheme, Richard has undertaken specialist training to be able to work as a Direct Access Barrister in Bristol.

As part of his legal practice in Employment, Inquests and Regulatory Crime, he is trusted by NHS Trusts, multinational companies, PLCs, large infrastructure business, councils, Government bodies and Government agencies to advise and represent their interests. You’ll find Richard to be down-to-earth, he is liked and well respected and the testimonials featured are recent and from real clients.

Some lawyers pay for recognition, or ‘listings’ in legal directories, the ‘Yellow Pages’ of the legal world. Richard does not pay to be listed. Nevertheless, Richard is nationally recommended in Legal 500 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 being described as “firm in cross examination and persuasive in his submissions”. This independent recognition simply reflects the quality of his practice in Bristol, the Southwest and across England and Wales.

Richard’s experience is not simply founded on his legal expertise. As a Director of a commercial property development business, he has real-life experience of business management, compliance with legal obligations, employee relationships and commercial realities. You won’t receive dry, academic case review & assessments from Richard, you’ll receive practical, sensible advice that means something to you. By Getting in Touch you can be reassured that Richard Shepherd’s experience and expertise will make sure you are in good hands.

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