Richard is considered as “one of the best construction lawyers in the regional market” (Chambers, 2014). He is “held in high esteem by peers, who note his strong reputation in the market.” (Chambers, 2015)

Richard has significant experience in commercial property development and construction, specialist civil engineering contracts, process plant engineering contracts, retail and shopping centre development, hotel and leisure facility procurement, renewable energy projects, litigation, arbitration and expert determination, mediation and ADR. He acts for a number of contractors, commercial property developers, retail clients, engineering companies, building contractors and specialist sub-contractors, major lending banks and owner-managed businesses.

Richard is Secretary of the North East Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University in the Construction Law MSc Degree course.