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Richard is Chair of Reed Smith’s Transportation Industry Group. He is an asset finance partner, focusing on aviation and shipping.

He advises clients in relation to a broad range of aviation and shipping work, with a primary focus on the financing, leasing, trading, and repackaging of transportation assets, acting for clients across the whole spectrum and life cycle of shipping and aviation deals.


  • Nottingham Law School, 2005, LPC, Distinction
  • University of Warwick, 2004, LL.B.

  • Angleterre et Pays de Galles
  • Irlande

Récompenses et distinctions

  • Listed as a 'Leading Individual' in The Legal 500 UK for Finance Transport finance and leasing, 2024
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in the United Kingdom for Asset Finance Law, 2024
  • Ranked in Chambers UK for UK-wide Asset Finance: Aviation Finance, 2022-2024
  • Law360 “Rising Star”, transportation, 2019
  • Airline Economics “40 under 40” List: 2017, 2019
  • Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers: 2013, 2014, 2017
  • Thomson Reuters, Rising Star: 2014, 2015