"Richard has advised Systech for over 15 years and has supported the Group in a variety of strategic issues, including: restructuring the global organisation and its finances, potential acquisitions, senior lateral hires and the creation of our own ABS law firm, Systech Law, at the very outset of when external ownership of law firms was permitted.
He can tackle complex work at speed and delivers on time, focussing on the big picture but explaining detailed technicalities in an easy-to-understand way.
We appreciate his ability to have oversight of all our requirements, even in the event of bringing in other partners to handle something outside his area of expertise. He makes sure the solution will fit the specifics of our business."
Systech is a professional Management Consultancy practice, and we work to exacting standards; Richard has always delivered to the very high standards we demand.
On a more personal note, he has encouraged me to take up cycling and the gym, pastimes that are dear to his heart and now mine!"
Stephen RaymentCEO, Systech Group Limited
"Richard advised us on the sale of Currell, our 28 year old estate agency chain and property consultancy business, to Savills PLC (FTSE 250) .
An expert in company and contract law he was commercial, determined, diligent and always available whatever the hour.
We felt the deal mattered as much to him as it did to us.
An industry stalwart."
Christopher CurrellCurrell Estate Agents
“I have worked with Richard for a considerable number of years and can highly recommend him.
As well as possessing a sound knowledge of the law, Richard is commercial, practical and extremely user-friendly. He puts clients at ease and manages to guide them through the complexities of a transaction while always remaining focussed on getting the deal done."
Andy WhiteChairman of Carter Backer Winter
"As a firm, we have worked with Richard for over 25 years during which time many of our clients benefited from his commercially minded approach to corporate transactions.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Richard to any clients who have need of his services."
Darren HerseySenior Partner, Simmons Gainsford LLP
Richard is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, specialising in mergers and acquisition; corporate reorganisations and restructuring; partnerships, shareholders,’ joint venturers’ and investment agreements; capital raising and corporate finance; and succession planning and asset freezing exercises.
He has over 30 years’ experience in these areas and before that was a highly respected practitioner in dispute resolution and judicial review.
Richard has worked on numerous complex deals domestically and internationally.
In his previous life, Richard has been recognised by Chambers as a leader on the field for judicial review.
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