Richard is building a broad practice across the range of Chambers’ work. He has been instructed by Claimants and Defendants to appear in trials and applications in small claims, fast track cases and multi track cases. He has also appeared in the First-tier and Upper Tribunal (Asylum & Immigration Chamber), coronial proceedings and judicial review proceedings in the High Court. Richard has experience of advising, conducting conferences and drafting for cases in these areas.
Richard is regularly instructed in trials, applications and conferences when fraud has been alleged, acting for Claimants and Defendants. He has experience of drafting pleadings following conferences in such cases, including claims involving extensive similar fact evidence.
Richard has gained experience of costs work through his practice in personal injury and other civil work. He has extensive experience of costs budgeting and is regularly instructed to represent the Ministry of Defence at CCMCs. Richard receives a growing number of specialist costs briefs, particularly relating to the recovery of pre and post LASPO ATE premiums, and is keen to build his costs practice in all areas. He is a contributor to Greenslade on Costs.
Personal Injury & Insurance
Richard has represented and advised both Claimants and Defendants in cases involving road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and public liability. He has experience of conducting conferences in these areas and drafting pleadings. Richard also has experience of advising and representing parties on insurance issues arising out of such claims, such as the effects of the Road Traffic Act 1988.
Public Law, Professional Discipline & Inquests
Richard has experience in the area of immigration law and has represented both Claimants and the Secretary of State. He has appeared in both the First tier tribunal and the Upper tier tribunal. He also has experience of drafting summary grounds of resistance for the Secretary of State.
Since joining Chambers, Richard has spent time on secondment with the Independent Police Complaints Commission. This involved working within the IPCC’s in-house legal department and representing the IPCC in judicial review and coronial proceedings. While with the IPCC, he gained experience of professional disciplinary law, judicial review proceedings, coronial proceedings, articles 2 & 3 of the ECHR, information rights law and defamation law. He worked on the IPCC investigations into Mark Duggan, Bijan Ebrahimi, Sean Rigg and John Lowe among others. He was actively involved in the IPCC’s handling of the case of R (Birks) v. Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis  EWHC 3041 (Admin).