Richard is a senior corporate Partner who specialises in advising public and significant private companies, and financial institutions, on company and corporate finance matters including City Code takeovers, initial public offerings, secondary issues, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and stock exchange compliance.

Clients advised by Richard include Clinigen, Assura, Thermo Fisher Scientific, NFU Mutual and Lookers. Recent transactions include Clinigen's £225 million acquisition of Idis (with £135 million vendor placing) and (up to) £100 million acquisition of Link and Assura's £309 million firm placing, placing and open offer and offer for subscription.

  • Trained with Rowe and Maw (now Mayer Brown), qualified in 1983, moved to Addleshaw Sons and Latham (now Addleshaw Goddard) in 1986 and became Partner in 1988
  • Law Society qualification date: 1983
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Sexey's Grammar School, Blackford
  • French