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John Richard

John Richard

Construction & Employment Lawyer

Profile & Professional Experience

John was called to the Bar in 2003 and is a Member of Lincoln’s Inn. John is established as a mixed criminal and civil practitioner.

Instructed in a full range of commercial disputes. Experienced in advising and acting in a number commercial actions, including civil fraud, partnership and franchise disputes, construction claim and employment. Experienced in high value commercial cases in both High Court and county court appearing as junior alone against silk.

Regularly instructed in all types of criminal cases including the most complex matters such as attempted murder, rape, grievous bodily harm, money laundering and other white collar crime. Experience of appellate advocacy and appearing as a junior, both led and alone against silk.

Specialist in fraud work. Experience as junior alone in multi-handed frauds worth £600,000.00 and as led junior in complex carousel/MTIC frauds, boiler room frauds, advance fee frauds, dishonest contra-trading frauds and defending in Serious Fraud Office prosecutions. Developed extensive working knowledge of tax systems, international trade rules, with specific focus on directors’ duties and misfeasance in office and ancillary regulatory offences.

Instructed to attend mediations where clients greatly assisted by experienced advocacy in the mediation as well as common sense advice as settlement nears. Recent mediations have included: Jhite v Chowdhury–acted for defendant where case centred upon quantum following ingress of water from residential premises situated above commercial premises; Shah v Shree Ram–acted for claimant following sale of business where dispute focused upon delivery up of chattels, staffing issues and goodwill.

Education & Trainings

  • LLM (Surrey), MBS (Warwick), PGDL

Best Skills

Civil Law

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