Richard Shepherd specialises in employment, regulatory crime and inquests.
He is the Head of Albion Chambers’ Employment and Professional Disciplinary Team and is recognised nationally as a ‘Leading Junior’ by Legal 500, being described as ‘firm in cross-examination and persuasive in his submissions’, ‘has a knack of making complicated factual scenarios seem very straightforward’ and ‘recommended for all stages of employment litigation’.
Richard is a certified advocacy trainer for the Western Circuit, training other barristers on court room skills. In addition he is a trained facilitator for the national roll-out of the vulnerable witness advocacy training programme.
Richard also acts as 'standing counsel' for a number of businesses and organisations around the UK.
This Practice Note examines the law surrounding appeals in respect of committal proceedings, both for the claimant and respondent, alongside the process by which an individual’s contempt can be purged (in old-fashioned terminology) or discharged (in modern terminology).
This Practice Note sets out the necessary ingredients, formalities and hurdles that must be observed when pursuing committal applications for contempt or writs of sequestration, including the need for a penal notice. It also looks at the quasi-criminal nature of committal proceedings, the respondent’s entitlement to legal aid/legal representation and the right to silence. It also considers the approach to issuing a warrant of committal.
This Practice Note considers when committal proceedings can be brought where contempt is committed in the face of the court.
This Practice Note considers committal proceedings in relation to County Courts Act offences and High Court certifications.
This Practice Note considers the court’s approach to procedural defects in committal proceedings and when the court may strike out such proceedings as a result.
This Practice Note considers when committal proceedings can be brought for the making of false statements under CPR 32.14 and the process to be adopted in bringing them, including seeking permission to bring the proceedings, the timing of bringing the proceedings and the standard of proof to be applied.
This Practice Note considers when committal proceedings may be held without the presence of the alleged contemnor and/or held in private.
This Practice Note considers when committal proceedings can be brought where an interference with the administration of justice is alleged.
This Practice Note considers when committal applications may be brought for non-compliance with court orders or a solicitor’s undertaking and the process to be adopted in bringing them.
This Practice Note examines the principles and purposes of sentencing in contempt and writ of sequestration cases following a successful committal application.
This Practice Note considers when committal proceedings can be brought alongside of, or for failure to comply with, writs of sequestration and the process to be adopted in bringing them. This includes circumstances where an order, judgment or undertaking has not been complied with.
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