Richard is a partner and head of the real estate department at Fladgate.

He specialises in development and finance work and also assists corporate occupiers with their property requirements.

Richard has acted for a number of private investors buying property investments, mainly in central London. These clients are generally offshore and require structuring advice as well as real estate skills to enable the purchase to proceed.

Example transactions on which Richard has advised include acting for Highgate Hotels Inc (a large US hotel operator) on their first project in the UK, a development in Shoreditch and advising Madison International Realty on their 50% acquisition of the Houndsditch Estate portfolio from TH Real Estate. He also acts for Weston Homes Group on their major site acquisitions.

On financing, Richard acts for a number of corporates in their finance deals, including the £230m financing of Camden Market Holding Corp with Nomura and a £120m facility for Weston Homes Group.

Corporate occupier clients include Turner Broadcasting, Incisive Media and accountants Lubbock Fine. Richard also acts for a number of sets of barristers’ chambers on their occupation needs and office moves.

Richard is ranked as a leading lawyer by the independent guides to the legal profession.