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Richard Booth

Senior Associate


Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

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Richard specialises in construction and engineering matters and has wide experience of acting on matters both in the UK and internationally.

He has worked with all forms of construction dispute resolution including ADR (particularly mediation), statutory and contractual adjudication, dispute boards, arbitration and litigation. He has also been a party representative and advocate at regular meetings of a dispute board over a three year period in the Middle East. As well as formal disputes, Richard is often asked to act in a project advisory role and, in this capacity, he spent two years on secondment to a major European contractor.

He regularly advises on procurement strategy and all forms of construction documentation, particularly high value complex EPC, EPCI and other forms of turnkey contracts. Richard is experienced at drafting, amending and negotiating FIDIC, NEC, JCT, LOGIC, bespoke and associated security documentation. He has a particular interest and specialism in the offshore sector and has recently advised on five round three offshore wind farms in the UK, EPCI contracts for FPSOs, as well as on the form of decommissioning contract for offshore wind assets. He is also advising on offshore wind projects in French and Dutch territorial waters.

He is recommended as a notable practitioner in Chambers & Partners 2017 which says "he is a very persuasive negotiator" and "excellent at tackling the issues while bearing in mind practical and commercially sensible solutions" and for the 2018 edition commented "his strengths are his ability to find solutions in negotiations and to get a deal done. He has a creative approach and takes into account the interests of all the parties".

Legal 500 2017 recommends Richard as one of three "next generation lawyers" for power work in London, with a particular focus on renewables such as offshore wind and solar. It says that he "plays a key supportive role in the practice's construction and engineering practice offering and has substantial experience in contentious work".

Richard is the Senior Vice-Chairman of the UK Adjudication Society and a member of the Society of Construction Law in the UK. He regularly speaks at external and HFW conferences.

Richard is qualified in England and Wales.


The London office is the firm's largest, with over 250 lawyers.

It offers the full range of services that HFW provides globally, with partners from the London office working closely with all the other HFW offices, as well as in many jurisdictions around the world. HFW moved to its current premises in September 2008, having previously been in nearby Lloyds Avenue for almost 100 years.

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