Richard handles Dispute Resolution matters including contractual disputes, professional negligence and fraud. He has particular expertise in commercial contract disputes relating to commission, IT contracts, motorsport, sale of goods, agency, insurance, manufacturing and mistaken payments. He has developed specialist knowledge of motor industry disputes. Richard deals with complex asset recovery including injunctions and is often instructed on cross border commercial contract disputes. He also advises on director and shareholder disputes. Richard worked in a large Bristol firm before joining Eversheds, where he led a specialist banking and finance litigation team and spent time on secondment to a major financial client. He has provided in-house training for a number of leading companies in the finance sector on the litigation process. Since joining Temple Bright in 2010, Richard has handled a number of claims relating to the mis-selling of financial products, most notably interest rate hedging products.
Relevant experience at Temple Bright includes:
- Instructed by a leading Swiss food company defending a £7m claim from a UK manufacturer in the High Court.
- Acting for a large music events company pursuing a professional negligence claim for £18m against its former accountants.
- Advising a marketing agency in relation to a claim for £50m+ against a Formula 1 team.
- Acting on a claim against an international music artist for breach of a multi-million pound UK tour contract.
- Acting for a well known bread manufacturer in a dispute with a large UK supermarket chain.
- Successfully defending several warranty claims arising from the sale of a large football club in League One of the English Football League.
- Advising on a dispute involving a classic rally car worth over £300,000 in a disputed provenance claim.
- Acting for an Oscar-winning film producer seeking to prevent the sale of a painting worth circa £3m.
- Advising a hotel chain on a £4m dispute with a major IT provider in the US.
- Successfully defending a £6m claim for account of profits following breach of covenants.