Richard is a commercial property litigator, with a particular specialism in disputes arising under telecoms property law, acting predominantly for landowners and infrastructure providers.

Aside from telecoms, his practice consists of a mix of residential and commercial property development disputes and undertaking complex landlord and tenant asset management work for major high street retailers.

Recent work highlights include:

  • successfully removing telecoms operators from site earmarked for £400 million campus redevelopment by higher education institution;
  • advising on the strategy and the steps required to exercise a conditional break option on a £1.4 million pa central London retail unit;
  • obtaining a direction from Ofcom granting Code Powers to a provider of critical national infrastructure;
  • undertaking High Court proceedings, involving the complex interplay between mines and minerals and Inclosure Acts, in relation to a west London development site; and
  • acting for a charitable trust in a hostile 1954 Act dispute, seeking to recover vacant possession of a World War II heritage building for use as museum space.

After reading Law at the University of Exeter and French Law at the Universite de Rennes 1, Richard trained at Shoosmiths and qualified into its property litigation team in 2013. He is a member of the Property Litigation Association.


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