Richard joined Chambers in October 2016 following the successful completion of pupillage. He is developing a broad common law practice, accepting instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.
Richard read law at Magdalene College, Cambridge (Upper Second Class) and went on to complete the Bar Professional Training Course at the City Law School (Outstanding). He was called to the Bar and awarded the Certificate of Honour by the Middle Temple in 2015.
Richard also holds a first class Honours degree from the University of St. Andrews and a postgraduate diploma in printing and publishing from the London College of Printing (Distinction). Prior to coming to the Bar he worked for and ultimately managed a long-established family printing business, developing extensive commercial and employment law experience over a twelve year period.
Richard accepts instructions directly from members of the public via the Public Access Scheme. He is also an Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator.
Richard frequently appears in the County Court, acting in personal injury claims, contractual disputes and credit hire cases, as well as possession claims and matters involving injunctive relief. He has advised on the law on charging orders and successfully resisted a final order in a case involving a discretionary trust. Richard is further seeking to develop his civil practice in the area of inheritance, wills and probate law.
Richard has particular experience in employment law deriving from his time as an employer in his previous career. He has acted pro bono for claimants in a number of cases in the Employment Tribunals including successfully representing a vulnerable claimant in a complex claim with unpaid wages, unfair dismissal and discrimination elements, both at the three day tribunal and subsequent remedies hearing.
Richard has a growing practice in the Family Court and High Court, regularly acting and advising in financial remedies, private law children matters and applications under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996, including cases involving leave to remove from the jurisdiction and applications under s. 37 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.
Richard regularly appears in the Crown Court representing defendants at PTPH, trial and sentencing. He has experience of cases involving offences against the person, burglary, fraud, drugs and arson. Richard also represents private clients charged with driving offences in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, with a particular focus on special reasons and exceptional hardship arguments for clients facing bans from driving under the totting up provisions. As part of Chambers’ team, Richard is also seeking to build his experience of regulatory and professional discipline work.
- 2015: ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator
- 2015: Certificate of Honour of the Middle Temple
- 2015: Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), City Law School
- 2013: B.A. (Law) (Upper Second Class, 66%), Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
- 1998: PGDip (Printing and Publishing) (Distinction), London College of Printing
- 1997: M.Theol (Hons) (First), St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews
- Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA)
- Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA)
- Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
- Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)