Richard is a Chartered Legal Executive (Associate) based in our Commercial Litigation and Private Client department at our Birmingham office.
Richards specialises in Claimant Professional Negligence claims against both Solicitors and Surveyors on behalf of Lenders through the High Court. Richards Lender work also includes pursuing Mortgage Shortfall claims against Borrowers post repossession sale. He has vast experience of pursuing mortgage arrears and taking actions against defaulting borrowers in respect of Buy-to-Let mortgages.
In addition Richard also deals with defending Lenders in regard to claims brought by investors in relation to allegations of the miss selling of investment products.
Richard also acts on behalf of a number of small/medium businesses for both Claimant and Defendants in respects of Commercial disputes covering broad areas of work involving issues such as breach of contract.
He also has vast experience in the area of Debt Recovery.
Richard joined Clarke Willmott in August 2013 after both studying and working at Challinors Solicitors since 2001 based in their Litigation Department
Richard is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives having being admitted to the Institute in June 2005.
Richard successfully settled a professional negligence claim, for over £150K, against a locally based firm of Solicitors, who were represented by London Solicitors, for failure to report undisclosed incentives to his Lender Client and the return of deposits to complete 5 residential purchase transactions.. The claim involved substantial issues of breach of fiduciary duty together with elements of dishonesty on behalf of the Defendant firm.
Richard was successful on behalf of his client in a claim which was before the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry which involved Sham documents which purported to transfer a parties beneficial interest in their joint owned property to the Defendants wife in Order to defeat any attempts to enforce against the debtors beneficial interest in the property.
Richard successfully injuncted both the Claimant and High Court Enforcement Officer (HCEO) through the High Court from attending his clients business premises and seizing goods from his clients when the HCEO failed to deal with an interpleader claim from the Defendant which would have destroyed his clients business.