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Richard is an experienced commercial litigator who deals in a wide range of contentious and dispute resolution work as well as commercial arbitrations. He is also an accredited mediation advocate. Within his broad-based practice, he specialises in commercial, corporate and property related disputes, professional negligence and matters arising from the international wealth sector and also works closely with the family, private client and employment teams. He heads the firm’s international litigation group and jointly leads the sports law group. He is a co-chair of the global litigation and arbitration group of the firm’s international network, Multilaw.
Through a combination of both strategic and legal advice, Richard plays an integral role in his clients’ businesses. Much of his work has an international and offshore element and he often manages multi-jurisdictional disputes. He is well regarded by his peers for his keen understanding of trial work on both sides of the Atlantic, and is the first port of call for our North American clients when a contentious matter arises. He has recently been involved in the quantum trial in Chicago of a long running and complex piece of cross-border litigation.
Richard has a wealth of experience in international and domestic arbitration and has published widely on the topic, including a series of articles in New Law Journal on challenging arbitration awards. He is a member of The Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association (PNLA), The British Association for Sport and Law (BASL), The International Bar Association (IBA), The IBA Litigation Committee, The American Bar Association International Section (ABA) and The American Sports Law Association (SLA). Richard is also a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of The City of London Solicitors’ Company.