Richard specialises in dispute resolution. He believes fervently in seeking an outcome for his clients that is commercially more advantageous than going to Court, and to exceed their service expectations. Richard has a formidable reputation for attention to detail and never leaves a stone unturned.
Richard’s experience includes advising on:
- Contentious probate claims including bringing and defending 1975 Act claims
- Professional negligence claims (including claims against solicitors, financial advisers, insolvency practitioners and surveyors)
- Contract disputes
- Breach of restrictive covenants
- Estate Agency issues (Richard acts for National Federation of Property Professionals)
He has acted for major corporate businesses and locally he has proven to be a champion of the small businessman. He has acted for a number of businesses including:
- British Eventing
- National Association of Estate Agents
- Shepperton Studios
- MAI plc
Richard has extensive experience in the County Court, High Court and in London.
Richard is an accredited mediator and welcomes instructions to mediate both from lawyers and directly from businesses and individuals. Richard has successfully mediated in a number of disputes and enjoys the challenge of reaching a compromise providing certainty to both parties.
What People say about Richard
"My clients were very pleased with the outcome of the mediation and felt your involvement is what facilitated settlement. Thank you"
"I would be very happy use you as a mediator again and I'll spread the word amongst my colleagues"
"He was a calm and pragmatic mediator and I would not hesitate to recommend him"
"Thank you very much for representing me today and I am sure that made all the difference to the outcome".
“When I found myself in the trenches, it was a relief that Richard was on my side”.
“Richard has been fantastic in what he has done for us and we are very pleased with the way he has dealt with a difficult situation”
"Thank you to you and your team for the professional, confident and friendly way you dealt with my matter".
“We really appreciate the patience, time and effort you put into helping us reach a resolution. It was always reassuring to hear your calm rational voice when we were having a wobble!”
Background and Memberships
Richard attended Warwick School, and qualified as a solicitor in 1984. He became a partner in 1984 and has sat on the firm’s management committee since 1992. Since 2008 he has (together with David Lester) been joint Senior Partner at the firm. Richard is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and a number of other professional bodies.
Richard is an active member of Moreton Morrell Real Tennis Club and has at one time or another served on committees at Leamington Cricket Club and Warwick Boat Club. Richard is Chairman of two local charities.
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