Richard joined Shoosmiths in March 2014 and has over 10 years' of insurance advisory experience. Richard leads the firm's insurance practice in Manchester. Richard is named as a recommended lawyer in the 2017 edition of Legal 500 in 3 categories: commercial litigation (northwest), product liability (London), professional negligence (northwest).
Richard is experienced in a diverse range of insurance policy cover and liability matters encompassing non-disclosure, misrepresentation, breach of warranty and late notification. Richard acts for both policyholders and insurers alike in addition to regularly advising on the corporate side of policy cover in conjunction with Shoosmiths corporate, commercial contract and real estate teams.
Richard has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending a diverse range of civil claims including property, fire, flood and professional negligence disputes. Richard's practice has particular emphasis on product liability both for insurance and corporate clients and he is regularly instructed to handle complex matters in the High Court and Commercial Court.
Richard offers practical, hands on advice against the backdrop of non-civil considerations such as regulatory issues and alternative forms of redress. Richard regularly authors and delivers value add training for the firm's clients.