2010, Lincoln's Inn
Chancery Bar Association,
Professional Negligence Bar Association,
Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association,
Northern Chancery Bar Association,
Civil Mediation Council,
Association of Northern Mediators
MA Magdalene College, Cambridge
Richard joined Chambers in 2010. He specialises in Chancery and Commercial litigation and is a CEDR accredited mediator.
He was admitted as a solicitor in 1992. He worked at Pannone from 1990 to 2009, becoming a partner in 1996. There he also specialised in Chancery and Commercial litigation, and from 2002 to 2009 was the head of the Property Litigation team.
Between 2009 and 2010 Richard worked in-house for the Trustee for Methodist Church Purposes dealing with all Methodist Church property in Great Britain and gaining experience of the charity sector. He remains involved with the Methodist Church as a member of its Law & Polity committee.
Richard was accredited as mediator by CEDR in 2008 and has an active practice as a mediator. Since joining 9 St John Street he has mediated over 80 mediations. He became a Civil Mediation Council Registered Mediator in 2015.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Exclusively Chancery and Commercial:
•Landlord and Tenant
Business and residential disrepair, forfeiture and possession claims. Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 renewals. Housing (principally for social housing providers). Service charge disputes and other applications in the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).
Restrictive covenants, boundary disputes, nuisance, easements, adverse possession and co-ownership. Land Registry adjudications.
•Wills, Trusts and Probate
Inheritance Act 1975 applications for all classes of applicant or respondent. Construction of wills and trusts, contentious probate and administration actions and “Beddoe” applications
Sale and supply of goods and services, agency and distribution contracts, general contractual disputes.
•Personal and Corporate insolvency
Compulsory and voluntary petitions, administration, transactional avoidance and Insolvency Act1986 applications of all types
Solicitors (particularly misconduct of conveyancing, probate and litigation), accountants and surveyors
AIB Group (UK) plc v Turner  EWHC 3994 (Ch)
Richard has an active practice as a mediator. Since joining 9 St John Street in 2010 he has mediated over 80 disputes for individuals and companies.
His standard daily fee for a 2 party dispute is £2000 (£1000 per party) plus VAT. That fee covers the first day of the mediation, Richard's preparation and any expenses (including room hire and refreshments if the mediation is held in these Chambers). For cases allocated to the Fast Track his fee is £1500 (£750 per party) plus VAT.
Feedback from participants in recent mediations conducted by Richard includes:
“Richard was a fantastic mediator...he engaged both parties from the start and encouraged open and frank discussion with a view to resolving the dispute quickly.”
“Richard’s mediation skills are superb; his approach is gentle yet persuasive. He ensures that the parties own the settlement...”
Richard is a contributor to Jordans Civil Court Service
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