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Richard Price

Year of call 2010, Lincoln's Inn  

Areas of Expertise
Business and Property Group, Mediation

Committee Member to The Nine Lives Foundation


Civil Mediation Council,
Association of Northern Mediators,
Chancery Bar Association,
Professional Negligence Bar Association,
Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association.


MA Magdalene College, Cambridge

Richard joined Chambers in 2010. He is a CEDR accredited mediator specialising in Business and Property disputes and is a member of Chambers' Business and Property Group.

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.

Richard Price

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 200 mediations. He became a Civil Mediation Council Registered Mediator in 2015.

Richard's mediation practice mirrors his practice as a barrister specialising in Business and Property work, and includes:

• 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).

• Property
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

• Commercial
Sale and supply of goods and services, agency and distribution contracts, general contractual disputes, directors and employees restrictive covenants (including interim remedies).

• Personal and Corporate insolvency
Compulsory and voluntary petitions, administration, transactional avoidance and Insolvency Act 1986 applications of all types

• Professional negligence
Solicitors (particularly misconduct of conveyancing, probate and litigation), accountants and surveyors

AIB Group (UK) plc v Turner [2015] EWHC 3994 (Ch)

Richard is a contributor to Jordans Civil Court Service and to the Green Book.

Richard is a practising mediator and barrister who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about Richard can be found here.

Richard’s clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that he currently provides. Their contact details can be found here.

It is most common for Richard to undertake Mediation work for a fixed fee. A deferred fee option may be available in suitable cases; please contact Richard’s clerks for more information.

Where available, Court and Tribunal services are most commonly undertaken for a fixed fee or a brief fee plus additional refresher days. Advisory work, including paperwork and conferences, are most commonly charged at an hourly rate although fixed fees are available. Conditional Fee Agreements and Damages Based Agreements will be considered in cases with favourable prospects of success.

Where available, Richard will typically return paperwork within 14 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.

Chancery (Northern Bar):
"Very, very clever and extremely impressive."

Chambers and Partners 2023

"Since conducting 50 mediations in 2021, 9 St John Street Chambers's Richard Price took a sabbatical from court work as of January 2022, to allow him to concentrate exclusively on his mediation practice. Price 'approaches parties with a calm, patient and friendly demeanour, which instantly puts them at ease and helps build their confidence in him and the mediation process'."

Legal 500 2023

Real Estate Litigation:
"He is knowledgeable, easy to work with and always keeps the client’s objective at the forefront of his mind."

Chambers and Partners 2022

Chancery (Northern Bar):
"His strengths are his attention to detail and preparatory work, as well as his clear advice." "He is a very good all-rounder; he knows his stuff, he's very personable and he's very easy for clients to get on with."

Chambers and Partners 2022

Commercial and Property:
"Richard has a very assured manner. He is a great communicator, which puts clients at ease, and his breadth of knowledge and experience of Chancery work means we always have the upmost confidence in his advice."

Legal 500 2022

Real Estate Litigation (Northern Bar):
"He is very well liked by clients and able to talk to them at a level they understand." "His drafting is exceptional and he is good on his feet in court."

Chambers and Partners 2021

Chancery (Northern Bar) Leading Barrister:
"He is a calming presence." "He understands clients and can communicate to them concisely."

Chambers and Partners 2021

Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery Law: Leading Junior Band 1:
"Robust, knowledgeable and experienced."

Legal 500 2020

Property: Leading Junior Band 2:
“Very calm, reassuring and personable with clients”

Legal 500 2020

Chancery - Northern (Bar): Leading Barrister (Band 3):
"A very pleasant opponent."

Chambers and Partners 2020

Real Estate Litigation - Northern (Bar): Leading Barrister (Band 3):
"He is a fountain of knowledge and is very tenacious, especially in hearings." "He is technically brilliant and approaches everything in a logical way. He is able to wade through detail and come to the heart of the matter easily."

Chambers and Partners 2020

Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery Law - ranked Tier 1:
“A very approachable barrister.”

Legal 500 2019

Chancery - Northern (Bar): Leading Barrister (Band 3):
"Very good at explaining things to clients. He has a fine grasp of what the client concerns are and he's got a good understanding of the solicitor's perspective, having been a solicitor himself. He's technically extremely gifted and is also a mediator so he brings that extra element to his advice."

Chambers and Partners UK Bar 2019

"Reassuring and practical."

Chambers and Partners 2018

"An incredibly personable bloke."

Chambers and Partners 2018

Well-respected advocate with specialist expertise in charities and property disputes. He regularly acts for clients in insolvency disputes, wills and trusts cases and professional negligence matters. 'His advice is almost always spot-on and he is very responsive to clients' needs.' 'He has the requisite experience and gravitas behind him to be successful.'"

Chambers and Partners 2017

"Benefits from a wealth of experience gained as a partner at a firm of solicitors. He has great experience of charity trusteeship and is a well-respected mediator. He further deals with landlord and tenant disputes, wills and trusts cases, and matters relating to corporate and commercial insolvency. 'A very effective practitioner and a fabulous mediator; he has a great turn of phrase and his written work is brilliant.'"

Chambers and Partners 2016

"He's very good on his feet and is very concerned with making the points that will make a difference, rather than grandstanding. He gives good advice and he's meticulous in his preparation and pleadings." "He has a lot of experience in the law. That experience means he's very good at speaking with clients, which other barristers aren't always."

Chambers & Partners 2015

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