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Rick Brown



Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

Office Telephone: +44 (0)20 7264 8000
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Rick is a commercial litigator who specialises in complex, high value cross-border fraud and insolvency matters, including those which involve claims for breach of contract, fraud and/or breach of fiduciary duties and asset tracing. He has also worked on a number of offshore trust matters in the Caribbean and elsewhere. He regularly deals with and instructs investigators and offshore lawyers.

Rick has considerable experience in acting for insolvency practitioners, mainly on contentious complex cross-border insolvency matters. He has valuable experience of interlocutory hearings and trials in the Commercial Court in the British Virgin Islands and elsewhere in the Caribbean.

Rick also has significant experience acting for clients on claims involving parties from Russia and the CIS, as well as the Middle East.

Chambers UK 2016 says "The 'absolutely excellent' Rick Brown is considered 'a rising star' by peers. He has a broad practice, with a particular focus on fraud in the context of insolvency." Chambers UK 2017 says "Rick is considered by market commentators to be 'a real rainmaker' whom 'clients love.' He focuses on large-value fraud claims involving such issues as breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract". Chambers UK 2018 says Rick has "extraordinary talent in client care".

Rick is a ranked lawyer within the Civil Fraud section of Chambers UK 2016, and is recommended within the Dispute Resolution (Commercial Litigation) section (2012, 2013). Rick is also ranked in Who's Who Legal 2018 for Asset Recovery.

Rick 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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