Richard is recognised as one of the UK’s leading Intellectual Property specialists with over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of UK contentious and non-contentious IP law, with particular emphasis on dispute resolution, relating to patents, trade marks, copyright, passing off and confidential information. Richard has led the way in pioneering a better way of delivering IP advice based on his conviction that earning trust, building long term client relationships (appreciating that ‘you are only as good as your last game’) and delivering the best advice, can always be delivered at a fair price.
Richard is a solicitor and is ranked by UK Chambers/Legal 500 as extremely bright, “positive and terrific”, "extremely knowledgeable and calm under pressure, intelligent, knowledgeable and a lateral thinker, incredibly well organised and efficient, innovative, proactive, practical, a sagacious star partner who doesn’t sit on the fence, a leading individual in the intellectual property field”, and “nationally recognised as one of the field’s most eminent practitioners”, seen as having “a down to earth manner” and there being considered to be, for IP disputes, “no finer practitioner in Yorkshire”. According to IAM ‘he routinely brings home the wins in court and provides bespoke, highly specialised advice’. He is a Hall of Fame member (Legal 500), and a Star Individual (Chambers).
As a result of Richard’s acclaimed expertise, he has been interviewed for television and Radio by (amongst others) BBC News 24, Radio Leeds and Panorama, is regularly invited to speak at a number of national and international specialist conferences and is the author of a number of published articles.