Richard went to Bury Grammar School and finished with nine GCSE’s and four A Levels.
Richard took a ‘year out’ working for the Crown Prosecution Service before enrolling at University.
Richard studied law at Nottingham Trent University (‘NTU’).
Participation in mooting was compulsory in every year of the three-year course and assessed accordingly. Richard ranked the highest in his first-year moot examination with a score of 78%.
At the beginning of his third year, NTU selected Richard to perform in an ‘exhibition’ moot for the first-year law students.
Following his performance in the exhibition moot, NTU invited Richard to represent it in the ‘Observer Mooting Competition’ – a national inter-university mooting competition in which almost all law schools in England and Wales take part.
Richard left NTU after successfully obtaining a 2.1 Honours degree in Law.
Richard started his training contract at a Manchester city-centre law firm after successfully completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law (Chester).
The Law Society admitted Richard as a solicitor in October 2001.
Richard obtained dual legal qualification after successfully passing the Bar Council’s Aptitude Test for Qualified Lawyers in September 2004 and after being called to the Bar in October 2004.
- Horridge v Downshire House (Reproductions) Ltd  EWCA Civ 777
A property damage / nuisance / negligence case in which Richard successfully represented Mr Horridge in the Court of Appeal after having already successfully represented him in the lower court.
A copy of the Court of Appeal’s Judgment can be found here. (Richard instructed Mr Simon Charles, Barrister, whilst he was working at a firm called Horwich Cohen Coghlan).
- Okadibgo v Chan  EWHC 4729 (QB)
A residential landlord and tenant case in which Richard successfully represented Dr Chan in the High Court after having already successfully represented him in the County Court.
A copy of the High Court’s Judgment can be found here. (Richard instructed Mr Joseph Ollech, Barrister).
Outside the Law
Richard enjoys cooking at home, running to keep fit and following MUFC but most of all he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, Amelia (aged 8) and Matthew (aged 6).