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Property Litigation Solicitor
Where are you from & what jurisdictions are you qualified in?
Nottingham and am qualified in England & Wales jurisdiction.
When did you qualify as a lawyer and why?
Richmond qualified as a solicitor in 1998 having started out in marketing and desktop publishing.
What’s your background?
Originally a combined studies graduate, Richmond started paralegal work in 1993 with Browne Jacobson while studying at Nottingham Law School. He assisted in defending housing disrepair claims and was heavily involved defending a local authority and their insurers in a 100+ multiparty claim. After finishing his studies, he completed his training in London at a specialist housing and property litigation firm. In 2002 Richmond became a founding partner with a central London firm for 15 years, specialising in property and housing litigation. He had responsibility for the financial, administrative and ICT management of the firm, and their Law Society Lexcel and Investors in People accreditations. Richmond became a consultant solicitor in 2018.
What areas of law do you specialise in and why?
Richmond has been involved in property litigation and landlord and tenant law since his first day in a law firm. Over the years he has built up expertise in the following areas.
- Lease extensions, missing landlords
- Rent arrears recovery and possession/eviction claims
- Deposit disputes
- Trespass & adverse possession
- Boundary, rights of way and Party Wall Act disputes
- Insurance disputes
- Disrepair and dilapidations
- Service charge disputes
- Enforcement of judgments
- Restrictive covenants
- Breach of covenant and enforcing lease obligations
- Landlord & Tenant Act 1954
- Nuisance and antisocial behaviour
- Easements & rights of light
- Compulsory purchase disputes
- Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
Richmond has long established links with specialist barristers and surveyors, and familiarity with most civil courts in London, South & South East England.