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Clerked by:Colin Griffin
Banking & Finance
Richard has great experience of dealing with most types of banking and finance claims, including issues such as undue influence, forgery and subrogation.
Significant Reported Cases
Anfield (UK) Ltd v Bank of Scotland plc  1 WLR 2414 (Proudman J). This appeal from the Central London County Court concerned priority of interests and subrogation in the context of a bank which obtained a validly executed charge but forgot to register it.
Static Control Components (Europe) Limited v Egan  All ER(D) 04 (Apr) (Court of Appeal). This was an appeal concerning the construction of a personal guarantee which based on a standard form precedent but used for a purpose other than that for which it was intended.
Turner v Royal Bank of Scotland plc  1 All ER (Comm) 1057 (Court of Appeal). This case concerned liability for negligent misstatement in a banker’s reference and an alleged conspiracy on the part of several banks when providing credit information to each other.
Turner v Royal Bank of Scotland plc  Lloyd’s Rep Bank 231 (Court of Appeal). This was the case which finally decided the long debated issue about whether bank customers impliedly consented to the giving of bankers’ references.
Richard joined the Chancery and Commercial team as a pupil in 1994, having previously worked on property law reform at the Law Commission.
Richard’s practice covers most aspects of chancery and commercial law, but with a particular emphasis on real estate litigation (commercial and residential) and associated areas such as professional negligence, banking, Inheritance Act claims, administration of estates and corporate and personal insolvency. He is at home dealing with individual clients, major banks or anyone in between.
As well as carrying out drafting and advisory work, Richard has extensive experience of trial work and other litigation in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as before the Property Tribunal.
Year of Call: 1993
Areas of Expertise
- Banking & Finance
- Professional Negligence
- Trusts & Probate
Chambers UK 2017
"Shows a masterful grasp of the issues. Great on his feet and will drive points home." "Very impressed, he is highly intelligent."
Legal 500 2017
‘He gains the total confidence and respect of the client.’
Chambers UK 2016
"Shows a masterful grasp of the issues. He is great on his feet and will drive points home."
"He is extremely intelligent, extremely creative in his thinking and very clear in his advice."
Chancery Bar Association
Northern Chancery Bar Association
Northern and North Eastern Circuits
University: Cambridge (Downing College)
Degree: MA Hons (Law)
Awards: University ECS Wade Prize for Administrative Law
Lincoln’s Inn Tancred and Hardwicke Scholar 1994