Richard is developing a versatile practice which includes a range of practice areas: housing, planning, licensing, property, local authority governance and services, public law, and regulatory law.
He advises private companies, individuals, and public authorities.
Richard has particular expertise in tenancy fraud, planning enforcement proceedings, confiscation matters, licensing appeals and regulatory proceedings.
A PhD researcher at the University of Cambridge, Richard took a First in Law from the LSE followed by an MPhil from Cambridge, graduating at the top of his class.
Having completed a pupillage in criminal and regulatory law, Richard has significant experience in trial advocacy and contested applications. This background makes Richard particularly suited to advise on contested cases, especially those involving dishonesty, vulnerability, investigative powers or criminal wrongdoing.
Richard has first-hand experience of the duties and pressures faced by public authorities, having spent time on secondment to local authorities, social landlords and licensing authorities. He enjoys advising on the exercise of public duties, drawing upon his experience as a police officer to identify legal and evidential difficulties before they arise, offering practical and accessible advice.