Insurance & Reinsurance
Richard heads up the construction professionals subgroup.
Richard has specialised for more than 30 years (of which nearly 25 as partner) in the defence of construction professional indemnity claims and related insurance disputes and is widely regarded as one of the leading practitioners in the country. Since joining Clyde & Co in 2014 to accelerate the development of this side of the firm’s practice, the team has gone from strength to strength. With the support of Jo Brown and Bryn Hodges, Richard manages a collegiate and growing team in our London office which currently includes 18 solicitors plus litigation execs and big team of paralegals. He is also the global lead for this practice area. In the last decade he has focussed his practice in particular on defending claims against major contractors and global consultants, engineers in particular, but also routinely acts for high profile architects, surveyors and specialist contractors from across the industry.
It is fair to say that Richard has advised clients in relation to claims arising out of the construction of every conceivable type of structure: he has dealt with low and high rise offices, new housing estates and high end residential, new and re-fit hotels, schools and university buildings, recreational facilities, swimming pools and sports stadia, shopping centres, retail and fit out, power stations, processing plant, refineries, data centres, industrial warehousing and distribution centres, roads and infrastructure projects, bridges, docks and tunnelling. He has fought and won dozens of major trials with an impeccable record but is also an expert strategist and tough negotiator. A pioneer of ADR, having settled his first mediated case in 1995, he has represented clients in 100s of mediations over the years as well as early neutral evaluations and expert determinations. He has litigated, arbitrated and adjudicated throughout the UK and abroad.
Richard has clients and contacts throughout the London Market and with many of the world’s leading insurers and brokers and helps forge strong collaborative relationships between them and their insureds. He is an expert in all types of construction insurance not just PI, advising and litigating on construction all risks, public liability, DSU, latent defects and other bespoke covers.
Insurance & Reinsurance
Projects & Construction