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Richard is a member of the Entertainment and Media Industry Group. He works in film and television, particularly production/acquisition financing, and is consistently rated one of the leading film finance and media lawyers in the UK (“A guru … and veteran of film finance … who is very knowledgeable and supremely well connected, … well versed in deal structures which he runs very well” – Chambers 2014 – “Exceptionally conscientious and diligent” – Legal 500 2013) and was featured in The International Who’s Who of Sports & Entertainment Lawyers 2013 by Who’s Who Legal. He has expertise in all financial/production aspects of media transactions, including international elements, negotiating talent contracts, distribution, completion guarantees, and all types of financing and loan and security documentation for the film and television industries.


  • University of Cambridge, Queens' College, M.A.

  • England and Wales

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers UK for UK-wide Media & Entertainment: Film & Television, 2020
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in the United Kingdom for Media & Entertainment Law, 2009-2024