Richard is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team.

Richard advises on high-value and complex disputes arising from: breaches of contract, procurement challenges, directors’ breaches of duty and shareholder issues, breaches of confidence, professional negligence claims and contentious IP issues. His work is often multi-jurisdictional.

Experienced in mediation, arbitration and group litigation as well as in securing interim relief (injunctions), he resolves disputes in the health, infrastructure (notably rail), betting & gaming and technology sectors. 

Clients range from family-owned businesses to international and high street brands, as well as high-net-worth individuals. Richard is qualified as a Solicitor Advocate.

Recent examples of how Richard has supported clients include:

  • successfully striking out a claim made against a US sportswear manufacturer in a high-profile brand endorsement dispute with the offshore management company of a Premier League footballer;
  • ensuring that a client could commence infrastructure work on time, in a public law and procurement dispute with significant issues of confidentiality, by defeating applications for urgent interim relief;
  • successfully settling a £2.5 million claim, made by a liquidator against two high-net-worth former directors for breach of their fiduciary duty, for a fraction of that value;
  • pursuing a £1.4 million professional negligence claim against a client’s insurance brokers to a successful settlement at mediation;
  • assisting a travel company to successfully manage its suite of contracts with around 50 suppliers during the Covid-19 pandemic; and
  • advising a global brand in the betting & gaming sector in relation to claims brought by former customers.