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About Richard

Richard specialises in construction and engineering matters, both in the UK and internationally. He qualified in 2003 and has been part of the well regarded HFW construction team since 2005. The specialist team are highly ranked by Legal 500 who comment that “HFW does big ticket work for some of the key industry contractors” (Legal 500 2021), are commended for their “vast range of experience in offshore wind” (Legal 500 2023) and by Chambers & Partners who say “their lawyers combine legal skills, proactiveness and the ability to take a practical approach, which is very valuable.” (Chambers & Partners 2022).

He advises on strategy during procurement and during or after project delivery.

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

He has considerable experience of advising on all forms of construction documentation, particularly high value complex EPC, EPCI and other forms of turnkey contracts. Richard regularly drafts, amends and negotiates FIDIC, NEC, JCT, LOGIC, bespoke and associated security documentation.