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Rick Brown



Friary Court
65 Crutched Friars
London EC3N 2AE
United Kingdom

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Rick is Co-Head of the Fraud and Insolvency team. Rick 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, Gibraltar 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 and has significant experience acting for clients on claims involving parties from Russia and the CIS, as well as the Middle East.

Rick is consistently ranked within the civil fraud category in the leading legal directories such as Chambers UK and Legal 500, with clients noting his "thorough and diligent" approach to matters, his strong technical ability at "strategy and developing a case from beginning to end", and his "extraordinary talent in client care". It has been said that Rick "is adept at handling fraud matters involving complex company structures and offshore jurisdictions. He represents clients during litigation as well as assisting them with cross-border asset recovery."

In those guides, Rick has also been described as "… a really good lawyer who is very quick and very commercial,""responsive and able" and "particularly good in terms of dealing with complex issues which have multiple angles and multiple interested parties". Rick is considered by "market commentators to be a real 'rainmaker' whom clients love" and it has been noted that his "constant assessment of risk and reward is invaluable when assessing the merits of initiating or proceeding with a case."

Rick is also ranked in Who's Who Legal for Asset Recovery and has been recommended within the Dispute Resolution (Commercial Litigation) section of Legal 500.

Rick is qualified in England and Wales.

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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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