General Counsel

A lawyer and entrepreneur, Richard runs The Legal Partners in London - a business law and HR law firm focussing on technology clients over the last 12 years. In business, Richard’s experience as an in house lawyer extends across directorships in telecommunications, IT, mobile, media and film production networks in the UK.

He has previously worked as Legal Director at Neos Networks and Sohonet. He was part of the management team who successfully raised £50m of Private Equity money and then grew and sold Neos Networks to London listed FTSE 100 utility group Scottish and Southern Energy plc in 2003.

Richard qualified with Slaughter and May in 1994 and spent 6 years advising blue chip clients, working on joint ventures and telecoms and IT company IPOs.

He lives in London. He follows the England cricket team and plays cricket with his deadly medium pace swing bowling gracing the Surrey village cricket grounds in the Summer.