Richard is a senior litigator and head of our commercial litigation department.
He has extensive experience in all types of complex commercial disputes, including both applying for and defending emergency asset freezing applications and proceedings under the various asset forfeiture legislation including, currently, a multimillion pound civil recovery claim across a number of jurisdictions.
He has represented clients, both individuals and corporate entities in a wide variety of disputes. These have included acting for major corporations in coverage disputes with insurers concerning historic asbestos exposure and obtaining substantial settlements on their behalves. He has also acted for claimants who have been defrauded in ‘Ponzi’ schemes; in one case two of the defendants were jailed, and the others, two legal professionals, were struck off, this in addition to obtaining a full recovery of all losses for the client. Apart from acting in cases in all levels of court in England and Wales, he has also conducted appeals in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in cases originating in Commonwealth countries.