Richard has over 15 years' experience in commercial property law . He has advised the full spectrum of real estate owners from large multinational companies to high net worth individuals and also provides corporate support on a variety of transactions. Richard has worked with some of the largest commercial developers and property owners in the country on a range of different developments, including developments of shopping centres and offices.
Clients recommend Richard for his understanding of their business needs and his accessible and approachable manner. Prior to joining DJB, he was the Head of Real Estate at a Manchester law firm. He has previously worked for Eversheds and Freeths LLP.
Lease negotiations for a £150m hotel in Canary Wharf:
Richard was the lead lawyer on this project, dealing with the negotiation of an agreement for lease and lease for a £150m hotel in Canary Wharf.
Joint venture advice to a Local Authority:
Richard advised a Local Authority on the property aspects of a joint venture scheme, where the Local Authority formed an LLP with a developer. The Local Authority agreed to transfer some of its land into the LLP, with particular conditions required of the developer.
Estates management work for a national retailer:
This work included negotiating a standard form lease which is to be used in over 70 garden centres across the UK.
Construction of a Distribution Centre:
As lead lawyer on this project, Richard negotiated a deal for the construction of a new 40,000sqft distribution centre in the Midlands.
City Centre Regeneration
Richard has worked on a number of regeneration projects, including the regeneration of University Quarter in a city centre in the Midlands, and advised a Local Authority on the property aspects of a town centre redevelopment project.
“Richard comes with my highest recommendations for the quick and detailed client service that he provides. Richard is excellent at balancing detailed knowledge and commercial acumen as a case requires throughout."
Regional Portfolio Manager at The Co-operative Group
“Richard is an extremely driven, knowledgeable, capable and commercially minded solicitor specialising in property law. When I've worked with Richard the transaction has always occurred in a fast and efficient manner. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Richard. His approach is outstanding.”
Group Property Director at Allied London