Richard is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team.

Working for public and private sector clients in high-value and complex commercial litigation, Richard advises on disputes arising from breach of contract, procurement challenges, issues of contentious insolvency, directors’ breaches of duty, issues of confidentiality and reputation management. 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) and sports sectors. 

Clients range from HM Government and NHS Trusts 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 defending by 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; and
  • ensuring a popular Yorkshire visitor attraction gained secure control of its IT systems and social media channels in a dispute with its former IT consultant including claims for injunctive relief.