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Flint Bishop would like to introduce you to Richard Burton who joined the firm as a Senior Associate in our Commercial Dispute Resolution department, based in our Derby office.

Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2012, Richard has demonstrated exceptional skills and expertise throughout his career, particularly in navigating intricate legal disputes.

Richard brings with him a wealth of experience in handling complex and high-value commercial litigation cases. His practice encompasses a broad range of issues, including commercial contract disputes, agency issues, public law matters, and Equality Act issues.

Richard’s notable work highlights include:

  • Acting for a council on a breach of PFI contract worth c.£18m, resulting in a negotiated settlement worth £3.5m and several agreed variations to the contract.
  • Acting for a social housing provider in a breach of indemnity/warranty claim worth £4.2m, successfully reaching a settlement at mediation for £3.9m.
  • Defending a claim by a managing agent for £1.4m on behalf of a social housing provider, securing a strike out and order for security for costs, and ultimately negotiating a settlement of £600,000.
  • Handling a judicial review for a council, followed by a professional negligence claim against the former solicitor, whose advice resulted in the judicial review.

Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution, Nick Wells commented:

“I am pleased to welcome Richard to the firm as we continue to grow our commercial dispute resolution (CDR) practice. Richard will be working closely alongside myself and the rest of the team on commercial disputes, as well as adding an additional skillset to the department and the firm in dealing with procurement, PFI and local government disputes. His expertise and accomplishments will undoubtedly be a valuable asset to the CDR team and the wider firm, and we wish him all the best in his new role.”



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