He is recommended in Legal 500 and Chambers Directories and is described as nothing short of "excellent". He has an exclusive focus on claims involving construction professionals, design & build contractors and their insurers.
Richard specialises in all aspects of contentious construction and construction-related professional indemnity and liability insurance. He has spent over 25 years defending some of the market's largest claims against architects, engineers, surveyors and contractors. He is also an expert coverage lawyer and advises on complex professional indemnity, SPPI, CAR, PL, DSU and Latent Defects insurance issues. Richard works with some of the largest engineers and contractors in the world, their brokers and insurers.
Richard has had many years' experience in managing teams handling every conceivable kind of construction dispute, from iconic office and sporting developments to industrial warehousing, petrochem facilities, large residential schemes, tunneling and commercial/retail. He has unrivalled mediation experience with well over 150 mediated disputes spanning nearly 20 years and an unblemished trial record.
Defending a firm of structural engineers on a housing development where 65 properties are experiencing heave
Advising a global consultancy on the termination of a US$1bn project in Eastern Europe
Coverage advice to insurers on a US$350m construction failure in North America
Defending a global engineering consultancy in a claim concerning the geotechnical and percolation tests for the disposal of water from a new build site
Defending design & build contractors on a claim following the failure of a large basement transfer slab due to ground water pressure
Defending specialist concrete flooring contractors on a warehouse claim for a defective slab
Advising insurers on claims mitigation on a design liability on a flare system for an oil field in Abu Dhabi
Advising insurers on multiple warehouse failures under snow-loading
Advising contractors on defects arising on a landmark London office development