As a Barrister with over 35 years call in both leading Chambers and Private Practice (having been called in 1983) and a member of Middle Temple for over 35 years, Richard has developed a substantial practice in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Whilst Richard has a particular specialism in Intellectual Property litigation, he also regularly acts for high net worth individuals and corporate clients, in the UK and overseas, on a wide range of complex disputes. These include contractual disputes, tortious interference, shareholder and partnership disputes, IP infringement, corporate and personal insolvency matters, regulatory and compliance matters, film scheme litigation and board level employment matters. Richard’s work with his overseas clients has resulted in him developing a specialism in overseas structures and asset management.

His team’s most notable successes came in the ground breaking cases of Feetum & Ors (2006) 2BLCL 102 and Kahn v Dunlop Haywards (DHL) Ltd (2007) All ER (D) 244 QBD.

Richard holds a Presidential Warrant entitling him to practice in Malta and he works closely with a leading firm of commercial and funds lawyers on the island.

Richard’s recent experience includes:
  • Commercial / contractual dispute resolution
  • IP infringement
  • Debt recovery
  • Film scheme litigation
  • Corporate and Personal Insolvency
  • Regulatory and compliance matters
  • Employment law
  • Overseas structures and asset management