Ricky is an approachable third six pupil with excellent interpersonal skills. He has a natural ability to quickly build relationships of trust with all manner of people. He is thorough in his case preparation and is confident in presenting more technical and novel arguments. He makes his submissions with conviction and always conveys a sincere interest in the outcome of his client’s case.
Ricky has broad common law experience across numerous practice areas. He is particularly experienced in property disputes and personal injury claims. However, he also has experience of other areas of work including clinical negligence, economic torts, commercial disputes and employment.
Ricky has also regularly defended criminal matters and has particular experience of driving offences.
"I am a firm believer in ensuring that the highest standards possible are maintained with all my clients and this needs to be enhanced by good, professional and working relationships with counsel representing them… I must say that I have found Ricky to be a credit to [his chambers]. Not only was he willing to discuss [the case], at length, over the phone; it was very clear that he had done his homework and proved very well prepared for the hearing. I found him to be attentive, very well informed and ready to give his very best to try and achieve the best outcome for the client. This was in difficult circumstances… I consider him to be an asset to [chambers] and deserves the credit I have given." C. McEwen, Managing Director/Solicitor - MACS Legal Services Ltd
Recent & notable cases include:
- P v J and Others - A complicated, multi-party High Court case involving franchising and three separate economic torts. Ricky considered a significant number of documents and produced a detailed written advice for the first defendant on the merits of the claim against him and the likely measure of damages.
- Z v S - At request of the claimant in possession proceedings, Ricky was consulted in respect of all aspects of the preparation for trial and redrafting defective notices. He was instructed to draft a reply and defence to a counterclaim in which the defendant had sought to rely on promissory estoppel. The matter settled before trial.
- A Housing Association v P - Ricky successfully defended a section 21 notice seeking possession of a local authority property by raising a valid and arguable public law defence with multiple limbs.