He frequently appears in the High Court, both led and unled, with substantial experience of complex and high-value trials. Having undertaken pupillage at a leading criminal set, Richard prides himself on his advocacy particularly cross-examination. Prior to coming to the bar, Richard worked at the Texas Defender Service in Houston representing clients on death row.
Richard has a broad commercial practice and also in other areas of law which relate to commercial matters including insolvency and professional negligence.
Recent instructions include:
Ladson NW Limited -v- Sinclair Gardens Investments (Kensington) Limited 
Sole counsel in High Court concerning contractual interpretation
Gristwood -v- London Borough of Richmond 
Sole counsel in High Court concerning breach of contract
Iris Tech London Limited -v- Wild Waters Ventures SAS 
Led by Tom Poole QC in cross-jurisdictional commercial case
Silvercrown Property Services -v- Daud 
Sole counsel in High Court claim concerning a director’s dispute
Mundy -v- J.H. & R.R. Mundy (Roofing Supplies) 
Led by Peter Knox QC in a dispute about a family trust
Richard acts in all areas of property law, both commercial and residential landlord and tenant law. He has a particular interest in boundary disputes and claims under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. He also has experience in business rates cases.
Recent instructions include:
Green Flag Estates Limited -v- Waris 
Boundary dispute and injunction between two commercial properties
O’Neill -v- Cheriton Woods Limited 
Nuisance claim concerning tree felling in Wales
Woolmer -v- Carr 
Enforcement of an easement
White -v- Campbell 
Boundary dispute in Kettering
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes -v- Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 
Sole Counsel in High Court claim concerning tree root nuisance
Inquest and Inquires: Richard frequently appears at Inquests on behalf of police forces, public bodies as well as individuals and families. Richard volunteered at Inquest during pupillage and is happy to accept instructions pro bono in this area.
Richard was instructed on behalf of the Designated Lawyers in the Undercover Policing Inquiry from 2017 – 2021. He is developed vetted.
Richard is instructed on the Iraq Fatality Investigations as a Counsel to the Investigation.
Police Law: Unusually, Richard acts for both Claimants and police forces which gives him a balanced understanding of the area. He is on the Metropolitan police panel of Counsel. Richard successfully acted in a claim against South Wales Police for unlawful imprisonment and assault. He also frequently appears on behalf of the MPS for example successfully obtaining an injunction after a three-day trial.
Richard is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public, companies and other entities through the public access scheme (also known as direct access). He is happy to accept instructions on a direct basis in appropriate cases. If you wish to instruct Richard on a direct basis, please speak to the clerks.
For more information on public access, please see the Bar Council website.