Richard joined the firm in 2014 as a Partner and Head of the firm’s Corporate team. He obtained a degree in Law (LLB Honours) at the Queen’s University, Belfast before being called to the Bar in Northern Ireland in 1989.

He re-qualified as a solicitor with the city of London firm, CMS Cameron McKenna. Richard returned to Northern Ireland in 1992 and was formerly a Partner in an international law practice.

Richard’s main areas of practice are in corporate, corporate finance and projects work. He also advises a number of clients in relation to competition matters. Richard has also worked as an external course adviser at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Belfast in the area of company law. He is a member of the Law Societies of Northern Ireland and of England and Wales.

Richard advises major domestic companies including SHS Group Lagan Investments and Eakin Healthcare, as well as leading public sector clients, such as Queen’s University Belfast.

Richard has been named as a "Hall of Fame" lawyer by The Legal 500 and has been listed as leader in his field by Chambers’ Guide for more than 15 years.

Richard is a member of the Institute of Directors.

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