Richard has developed a niche practice in the area of the law concerning the regulation of solicitors and has advised and represented several solicitors in this regard. He is regularly instructed to advise solicitors on how to avoid interventions into their practices and respond to rule 5 statements and section 44B Solicitors Act 1974 notices. He also undertakes representation before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
Richard is also qualified to accept direct access instructions.
Williams v Law Society of England and Wales (Solicitors Regulation Authority) EWHC 2302 (Ch)
Consideration of the extent to which monies held by a solicitor’s former practice would vest in the Solicitors Regulation Authority in the event of an intervention into the solicitor’s practice and the meaning of "practice” and "former practice” under the Solicitors Act 1974 Sch.1 Pt II.
Williams v The Solicitors Regulation Authority (Ch D).
Represented the Claimant solicitor who successfully challenged the intervention into his practice by the SRA.
Ighalo v SRA EWHC 661 (Admin)
Consideration of the issue of apparent bias and the circumstances in which a panel member should disclose potentially relevant interests
Housing Law Practitioners’ Association
Discrimination Law Association
Family Law Bar Association
Human Rights Law Association
Accredited Mediator for civil disputes
University of London LLB (Hons)
LLM (Human Rights)
PG Diploma In’tl Comm Arb.