Richard (Rick) is recommended in the legal Directories in both Professional Negligence and Sports law. Quotes from the Directories (2011) include:
“Intelligent and meticulous” (professional negligence).
“Sharp and extremely thorough”; “well on his way to becoming a leading junior in the field” and “proving himself to be a rising star at the Bar for horseracing cases” (sport).
Rick’s practice primarily covers four areas: commercial disputes (including insurance litigation), professional liability claims, construction and engineering litigation and sports-related work. He prides himself on being an incisive and responsive barrister and a user-friendly team player. He places particular emphasis on having a command of the detail but without getting bogged down in trivia and being able to provide the best practical and commercial solution to legal problems.
He has wide advocacy experience and appears before the Commercial Court, Chancery Division, TCC and appellate courts as well as in sports disciplinary tribunals. Rick relishes his role as an advocate.
Rick has been involved in several high-profile cases, including Linklaters Business Services v How Engineering Services Ltd & Ors (TCC), The Innovator Litigation (substantial multi-party Commercial Court litigation), Amec Group Ltd v Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. (multi-million pound construction insurance litigation), Mandrake v Countrywide (Chancery Division and Court of Appeal), The TAG litigation and the Hillside Girl Inquiry (Horseracing corruption hearing).
Rick is also recognised and regarded for offering expertise in the fields of sports law and sports disciplinary law. He is regularly instructed by the British Horseracing Authority and the IRB (the International Rugby Board). He also very recently acted for an Olympic Gold Medalist in a selection appeal to British Rowing, the National Governing Body for Rowing.
He is a member of COMBAR, PNBA, the Chancery Bar Association and the British Association for Sport and Law.
M.A. (Cantab.) LL.M. (Cantab.)