Richard is a solicitor in our Court of Protection department and has spent over twenty years as a lawyer specialising in social welfare law.

He helps and represents disabled people, their carers and people who lack mental capacity to pursue significant mental capacity, human rights and community care arguments.

His work focuses largely on contested welfare proceedings in the Court of Protection relating to best interests, deprivation of liberty and capacity, but also involves all aspects of community care and human rights, in particular the obligations and duties of social services and NHS bodies.

He regularly speaks at conferences and provides training for parents and carers, lawyers and the voluntary sector on mental capacity law and disability rights.

Richard graduated from Cardiff University with an LLB (Hons) in 1985.

Away from work, Richard likes spending time loafing and larking with his two kids, trying to perfect the perfect pasta sauce and quietly adding to his half decent collection of vinyl.