Apart from wanting to put the world to rights, Richard became a lawyer because he can’t stand the sight of blood. He almost had to confront the latter fear when he came face to face with a rogue bull elephant whilst walking in the African jungle. Luckily he survived, and he can now more often be found engaging in the relatively less stressful activity of watching Arsenal.

Richard joined as a partner in JD Law’s Corporate & Commercial department in 2014 and joined Joelson upon merger in April 2016.


Richard provides comprehensive advice on corporate and commercial law matters, where his expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, company reorganisations, franchising and working with owner-managed businesses and professional practices. He also advises on corporate finance issues.

Richard is experienced in working with national and international companies, including in Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, and with clients with operations in a number of jurisdictions.

His expertise in this area includes multi-jurisdictional transactions involving sensitive and complex negotiations, such as acquisitions and cross-financing.

Key transactions include

  • Investment and shareholders agreements for a variety of companies.
  • Negotiation of a complex shareholders agreement and new articles of association for a shareholder of a peer to peer lender where the shareholders were in dispute.
  • Various corporate finance agreements for new and extended facilities on behalf of lenders, borrowers and guarantors.
  • Major corporate reorganisation for a company in order to buy out a shareholder and extract a valuable development property from the main trading company.
  • Preparation or renegotiation of LLP agreements for various clients.
  • Joint venture agreements between a funder and a property developer for funding and building student accommodation in various parts of the country.
  • Share and asset sales and purchases across a range of services and industries including West End dental and podiatry practices.