Richard is a Partner in the Mines & Minerals team.

Major mineral and waste operators, together with land owners and public authorities turn to Richard as the leading authority in his field for larger and challenging property transactions, often where minerals rights and projects have implications for development.

Experienced in all aspects of mining, quarrying, waste agreements and disputes from extraction licences to manorial rights and post-quarrying development, as well as issues related to the Mining Code and compulsory acquisition of rights.

Recent examples of how Richard has supported clients include:

  • enabling the $1.4 billion disposal of a major UK brick manufacturing business by preparing and implementing a restructuring programme of UK property;
  • obtaining full compensation, without litigation, from a utility operator when a water pipeline prevented our client from working minerals; and
  • successfully managing the disposal of multiple and varied former quarrying and manufacturing sites for a leading UK minerals company.