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 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 Projects and Data Management Unit, which encompasses the firm’s eDiscovery practice. He is a member of the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland (CLAI) subcommittee charged with drafting the Good Practice Discovery Guide and also with preparing recommendations in respect of the proposed amendments to the Irish Superior Court Rules for the purposes of attempting to reduce costs in discovery exercises. Richard also co-authored the Ireland chapter of the E-Discovery & Disclosure Guide 2018 for Chambers and Partners.
Richard also leads the firm’s Sports Law Group which coordinates a team of experts from a multitude of disciplines across the firm in sports related matters.
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.