Richard is a Partner in Addleshaw Goddard's Litigation Group specialising in insurance and international commercial arbitration.

Richard's insurance practice focuses on the representation of major national and multinational policyholders across a range of sectors. He has particular experience of Bermuda Form insurance disputes and of advising in respect of complex international coverage matters. 

Richard's international arbitration experience includes advising clients in relation to ad hoc proceedings, as well as those brought before the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, LMAA and ICSID. Richard also spent two years working in our Singapore office and is an active member of the firm's India Business Group, having been seconded to two leading Indian arbitration practices in Mumbai and New Delhi.

Richard has practical experience of litigation finance, including CFAs, DBAs, third party funding and ATE insurance, and regularly advises clients on related issues.


Year qualified
  • 2007
  • University of Leeds, Politics
  • BPP Law School, London
Professional memberships
  • Association of Insurance and Risk Managers in Industry and Commerce (AIRMIC)
  • British Insurance Law Association (BILA)
  • ICCA
  • YAF (ICC)
  • Young SIAC


  • The 'brilliant' Richard Wise… draws extensive praise for his sophisticated policyholder practice… A client says: 'He is very astute and is able to look at things from both a legal and practical, solution-oriented angle.' CHAMBERS & PARTNERS 2019