Sitting on the Wales and Chester circuit, Richard has more than 25 years’ experience in civil law and matrimonial finance matters.

He regularly appears in the High Court and County Court in a range of complex civil and Chancery cases.

Richard practices widely across the North West and North Wales, advising clients on land, business and partnership matters, and, related, all matters arising from co-habitation disputes.

He also holds a significant matrimonial finance practice and has particular expertise in relation to landed estates and agricultural divorces.

Britaniacrest Ltd v Bamborough Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) [2016] UKUT 144 (LC) 14 Mar 2016 – construction of statutorily implied terms in respect of Mobile Homes.

Kershaw v Roberts Chancery Division Appeal [2014] EWHC 1037 (Ch) 10 Apr 2014 : Allocation and applicability of costs budget rules to Part 8 claims.

Britaniacrest Ltd, Re Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) [2013] UKUT 521 (LC) 29 Oct 2013 Landlord and tenant Administration Charges in respect of Mobile Homes.

Gisda Cyf v Barratt Court of Appeal (Civil Division) [2009] EWCA Civ 648 2 Jul 2009 Employment : Knowledge of date of termination of employment [2009] 7 WLUK 42 | [2009] I.C.R. 1408 | [2009] I.R.L.R. 934 | Judgment

H (A Child) v Ikea Ltd County Court (Crewe) [2004] 9 WLUK 165 15 Sep 2004 Damages for facial injuries to child.

R. v Whittaker (Fraud) County Court (Burnley) [2000] 8 WLUK 104 10 Aug 2000. Sentencing : in respect of Sky Broadcasting fraud cases.

Davis v Thomson Holidays Ltd County Court (Welshpool) [1999] 2 WLUK 309 18 Feb 1999. Hospitality and leisure; Measure of damages in disappointing holiday claim pursuant to Package Travel regulations.

Butterworth v Soutter Chancery Division [2000] 2 WLUK 293 8 Feb 2000 Liability for Trustee in Bankruptcy costs upon the annulment of bankruptcy order

Cardiff University Philosophy B.A (Hons)

College of Law Chester

Inns of Court School of Law

Member of Gray’s Inn

Head of Civil Team, Linenhall Chambers

Richard is ranked as Band 2 for Chancery in  the 2023 Chambers & Partners Directory.

Richard is also recommended in the Legal 500 2022 and 2023 as a leading junior in Chancery Probate and Tax on the Wales and Chester Circuit:

“Richard is an extremely capable and knowledgeable barrister who is strong in terms of written work as well as advocacy. Work is always thoroughly researched and delivered promptly. Advocacy is impressive and illustrative of many years of experience.” (Legal 500, 2022 ranked Tier 1)