Richard was called to the Bar in 2007 and his domestic practice focuses on planning, environmental and public law. His particular specialism in recent years has related to major infrastructure schemes, and has included advising in respect of the compliance of consenting regimes with the UK's obligations under the Aarhus Convention. He has also appeared before the domestic courts in a number of cases with an international aspect. Having sat professional exams in International Arbitration, Richard is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.
Prior to joining Landmark, Richard was a research assistant at the Law Commission engaged in various law reform projects. He has extensive academic experience of international human rights law, comparative constitutional law, and the role of law and legal institutions in economic development through his LLM in Public Law.
Richard is ranked as a leading planning junior by Chambers & Partners, where he is described as "a star in the making".