About Richard Mullett
Director and Business & HR Solicitor
City Law Firm:
Slaughter and May
In-house Experience:
Telecoms - O2, SSE PLC (Neos Networks), Sohonet Media & Film Network
Advises On:
Business & HR Law, Contracts, Negotiations and Disputes
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Richard and his team at The Legal Partners are simply brilliant.


Introducing Richard Mullett

Richard has been a Business & HR Solicitor for over 27 years. Following a career at Slaughter and May and then in house legal roles in the Telecoms sector, he founded The Legal Partners in 2004, to bring top flight, commercially fluent legal advice and advisors, and a dedicated in house legal service Business Owners and SMEs.

Richard heads The Legal Partners team and advises on Business and HR Law projects and cases so clients receive commercially focussed advice. His clients are CEOs, CFOs, Directors, Partners, Shareholders and Managers in local, national and international businesses in the UK, Asia and other countries.

They trust him to help them succeed in their business and personal employment lives.

Richard advises clients so they achieve the following goals:

  • Agreeing Heads of Terms for their important projects

  • Buying a Business

  • Negotiating B2B Contracts with Suppliers & Customers

  • Recovering Debts in a cost effective way

  • Becoming and remaining GDPR compliant

  • Embarking on a Joint Venture

  • Hiring senior team members: C suite and Non-Exec Directors

  • Negotiating Exit packages for Senior Executives

  • Managing HR & Employee Relations issues

  • Managing Litigation to a successful settlement including:

    • Partnership Disputes

    • Shareholder Disputes

    • Employment Tribunal claims.

  • Negotiating Shareholder Agreements

  • Negotiating Agent & Distributor contracts for UK exporters to Asia and other countries

  • Raising Debt and Equity finance

  • Securing the right Business (Property) Lease

  • Selling their business

He understands first hand these commercial demands and the needs of The Legal Partners’ clients and their businesses, having advised them for 18 years.

In his previous roles he worked as the Legal Director of the UK telecoms network Neos Networks and also worked as an in-house lawyer at O2.

At Neos Networks he helped raise over £50m of Private Equity investment and successfully sell the company to FTSE 100 listed SSE PLC.

At O2 Richard negotiated many supplier and customer IT, mobile and media agreements and the England rugby sponsorship contract.

Richard qualified at Slaughter and May and spend 6 years with the firm, working on commercial and M&A projects for Aviva, RTZ and other IPOs and Joint Ventures. Before training as a solicitor, he gained a first class honours degree in Banking and Finance at Loughborough University, where he was sponsored by HSBC Investment Bank.

He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and contributes to Thomson Reuters Practical Law for Companies (PLC) legal resources.

He also leads the development of The Legal Partners network of overseas law firms with whom the team works on international projects for clients.

Richard is very pleased to speak with clients so they can discuss their projects and help them negotiate success.

Richard and I worked together for several years when we were both corporate lawyers at Slaughter and May. Richard was a great pleasure to work with, showing great commitment in supporting and meeting clients’ objectives. He provided advice with clarity, efficiency and focus on the key issues. I am sure that he brings the same qualities to the services provided by The Legal Partners

Tim Clark
Former Senior Partner
Slaughter and May

We approached Richard Mullett of The Legal Partners team for advice regarding an overseas business contract. Richard’s knowledge and advice was incisive and his calm, positive & easy manner refreshing. We have since employed Richard’s services on various other legal matters. We would highly recommend The Legal Partners

Paul Alder
Founding Director
Vistagreen Limited

Richard and his team provided invaluable help, guidance and support for two major transactions. His knowledge and expertise helped ensure both went through in a timely fashion, with potential choppy waters skilfully navigated. He was always available at the end of the phone, or face to face. In negotiations with the other party, I was clearly better briefed and prepared. I would recommend The Legal Partners without hesitation

Roger Martin
Managing Director
Coiled Spring Games Limited