Richard specialises in corporate crime, financial crime and regulatory investigations. He has extensive experience in a broad range of criminal and regulatory issues, including fraud, bribery, insider dealing, money laundering, health and safety (generally following major or fatal incidents), environmental law and food safety. He also regularly deals with related matters such as restraint, confiscation and civil recovery of the proceeds of crime.
His caseload includes matters being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority, recently representing a defendant in the largest and most complex investigation into insider dealing ever conducted by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Richard has particular experience in cases involving cyber crime or a technological dimension, for example, computer specific offences such as hacking and data protection issues falling within the scope of the Information Commissioner’s Office. He advises regarding UK surveillance powers, such as the interception of communications and the disclosure of communications data.
Richard has been involved in defending numerous high profile matters since qualification in 2008. He advises companies and individuals in relation to all aspects of investigations and prosecutions, including responding to dawn raids and major incidents, internal investigations, interviews under caution and regulators' powers.
After graduating from the University of Leeds with an LLB (Hons) degree in 2003, Richard trained and qualified into a leading national firm before moving to an international firm, gaining comprehensive experience in complex, high-value and multi-jurisdictional regulatory matters.
He is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and the Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association.