Throughout his career, Richard has amassed a wealth of experience in advising and representing local authorities, registered housing providers, companies, and charities.
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.
Richard also worked as an in-house solicitor for a local authority for seven years, where gained an in-depth knowledge of local government and housing sector clients.