Richard specialises in real estate transactions with an emphasis on the retail and leisure sector. He has a broad range of experience in acquisitions and disposals, development projects, and lettings for a mix of institutional investors, corporate occupiers and retail and leisure clients.
Richard has a current focus on development work. Since 2012, he has acted for McDonald’s on the acquisition of freehold and leasehold sites for development as drive-thru restaurants.
- Advising Mothercare UK Limited on its £14.85m sale and lease-back of its 100,000 sq ft office HQ and adjacent warehouse located in Watford.
- Supporting LA Fitness on the property aspects of an asset sale (25 health clubs) to Sports Direct and later the
corporate share sale of LA Fitness to PureGym Limited.
- Acting for McDonald’s on a sale and leaseback of a drive thru restaurant in Canary Wharf for a major residential development.
- Facilitating the relocation of McDonald’s European IT team to a new headquarters in Shoreditch.
- Law Society
2019 to Present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood
2019: Partner, Knights Plc
2006 to 2019 : Solicitor, Brookstreet Des Roches
2001 to 2006: Solicitor, K&L Gates
1999 to 2001 : Solicitor, Druces