Richard is a litigation lawyer and advocate, specialising in cases involving cross-border insolvency, fraud and asset tracing, contentious trust matters and shareholder disputes. He has a particular interest in procedures to identify, trace and restrain assets held through corporate and trust structures in multiple international financial centres, and has been involved in a large number of successful pre-action, third party disclosure applications under Norwich Pharmacal principles, as well as multi-jurisdictional freezing injunction applications and associated disclosure orders. Whilst these measures often result in the early settlement of disputes, Richard has also successfully taken contested matters through to trial and subsequent enforcement. Richard is also experienced in arbitration-related work, in particular the enforcement of awards in offshore jurisdictions, ancillary relief, and issues arising from the interplay between arbitrations and insolvency proceedings.
Richard has worked extensively on cases with a CIS dimension, in particular cases involving Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. He also regularly works on matters originating from Asia and the Middle East. He has direct experience of proceedings in a number of offshore and onshore jurisdictions, and regularly works with lawyers and other professionals around the globe in order to serve clients as effectively as possible in the globalised economy.
Richard is a solicitor advocate and has been admitted as an advocate in the English and BVI Courts. He has appeared as sole advocate in the Eastern Caribbean Commercial Court and Court of Appeal, as well as in the capacity as junior to Leading Counsel. Prior to joining Harneys in London, Richard practised in Jersey and the BVI for four years. Richard’s eight years of onshore experience was gained at leading international firms Hogan Lovells and Fieldfisher.
Richard is a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association, R3, INSOL, RISA, and the Commercial Fraud Lawyers’ Association.