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About Richard

Richard heads Winckworth Sherwood’s Commercial and Corporate team. He acts for SMEs, high net worth clients and entrepreneurs, property developers, housing associations and public sector clients, advising them on commercial and corporate matters with a particular focus on:

  • strategic alliances, partnerships and shareholder agreements
  • real estate joint ventures
  • business transfers
  • outsourcing contracts and commercial agreements
  • procurement

Recent Experience

Recent transactions include:

Real Estate Projects

  • Structuring the corporate and joint venture arrangements between Barratt and L&Q in connection with their £1.1bn Project London joint venture portfolio (Altitude, Queensland Terrace, Fulham Riverside and Nine Elms Point) for the purposes of raising £120m debt
  • Leading on the corporate aspects of L&Q’s investment and participation in the £800m regeneration of Purfleet, to include film production studios
  • Advising Redrow on its participation in joint venture arrangements to support the regeneration of sites in Croydon
  • Advising Barratt on its joint venture arrangements with CPC Group for the development of Landmark Place on the Sugar Quay site near Tower Bridge
  • Advising a developer on its participation in a competitive tender exercise with Transport for London, which led to the developer’s appointment to the framework panel
  • Advising Affinity on its joint venture arrangements for the development of sites with Galliford Try and Linden Homes
  • Advising Circle on its joint venture development arrangements with Crest Nicholson
  • Advising various house builders on the acquisition of land via purchase of corporate vehicles

Commercial Projects

  • Advising a family office on the creation of new corporate entities for the purposes of owning and operating multiple aircraft
  • Advising on the procurement, commercial and corporate aspects of a project established to create a new national certification body, serviced by supply arrangements concluded via competitive tender
  • Advising Hertfordshire County Council on its arrangements for the procurement and subsequent transfer of the Croxley Rail Link project to Transport for London
  • Advising a company on various software development contracts and related arrangements for implementation of a national IT system, including migration from legacy systems
  • Advising various contracting authorities on the application of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015, related compliance issues, and management of unsuccessful suppliers

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of England & Wales

Career Experience

2003 to present: Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2000 to 2003: Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood

1998 to 2000: Trainee, Winckworth Sherwood