Richard advises domestic and international clients in contentious matters in a variety of sectors including banking and financial services, technology, hospitality, sports and entertainment. His work often involves shareholder and boardroom disputes and investigations, including regulatory and financial crime investigations, as well as seeking all kinds of injunctive relief, including, Anton Piller, Springboard and Norwich Pharmacal orders. He also has extensive experience in matters involving expedited case management in the Commercial Court as well as large-scale and complex discovery, data and information governance processes and related forensic reviews. Richard also leads large-scale projects associated with all legal aspects of public inquiries.
Richard established and co-chairs the firm’s eDiscovery and Data Management Group and is a member of the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland (“CLAI”) subcommittee which drafted the widely endorsed Good Practice Discovery Guide. The sub-committee has also been tasked with preparing recommendations for the reform of the Irish Rules of the Superior Courts in order to make discovery processes in the High Court less expensive and more efficient.
Richard was selected as the International Client Choice Awards winner for Litigation in Ireland for 2016. Established in 2005, Client Choice recognises those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. Nominations can only be made by corporate counsel.
Richard is a CEDR accredited mediator.