Richard Gore

[email protected]
Bristol office
  • Dispute Resolution - General
  • Dispute Resolution - Real Estate
M: +44 (0) 7916 160 387
T: +44 (0) 117 325 1986
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Richard handles Dispute Resolution matters across a wide range of commercial areas but with a particular focus on director and shareholder disputes, including breaches of fiduciary duties and unfair prejudice petitions. He also deals with contentious commercial landlord and tenant disputes. He is described in legal directories as “extremely practical, totally unflappable and deals with the pressures of litigation exceptionally well” and as someone with “the perfect balance of seriousness and commerciality. He wants first and foremost to resolve disputes but if you can’t, he’s ready to roll his sleeves up and fight. He’s a good person to work with.” Having begun his career at London firm Vizards, Richard worked for 20 years at a well-respected law firm in Bristol and was a partner at top 60 law firm Shakespeare Martineau immediately before joining Temple Bright in 2024.


Relevant experience at Temple Bright and previous firms includes:

  • Acting for multiple petitioners in a shareholder dispute involving a UK-based restaurant chain.
  • Acting for the defendant in successfully defeating an application for summary judgment on a multi-million pound contractual claim and claim for infringement of software copyright.
  • Acting for the successful defendant in a shareholder dispute in a property company based in Lanzarote.
  • Acting for the petitioners in an unfair prejudice petition concerning an airline based in South America.
  • Acting for a pub tenant in successfully opposing the pub company’s challenge of the PCA adjudicator.