Richard re-joined stevensdrake in January 2018 as Associate litigation solicitor, having previously been a part of the litigation team between 2007 and 2012.
As a strong commercial litigator Richard is also able to assist in a variety of commercial disputes including breach of contract, debt recovery, recovery of assets and claims in negligence against professional advisors, and will offer pro-active and pragmatic advice in order to achieve the best outcome for his clients. Richard has a particular specialism in commercial and residential property litigation, including contested lease renewals, possession proceedings, recovery of arrears of rent and dilapidations claims; and is a member of the Property Litigators Association.
Between 2012 and 2017 Richard worked for a number of Local Authorities as a solicitor, deputy-monitoring officer, and monitoring officer and has gained a wealth of knowledge in local authority law, policy, and procedure; this includes planning law and policy, Judicial Review, Housing Act 2004 prosecutions, data protection and freedom of Information claims.
In his free time, Richard enjoys playing hockey and is an active rower having participated on a number of occasions in the annual Pilot Gig Rowing World Championships