Richard Alford

Year of call 2011

Instructing Richard
For further information or to instruct Richard please contact one of our following clerks:

Billy Forecast
Practice Managers

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Arin Kalayci
Practice Managers

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“I have worked with Richard of many matters, ranging from Employment disputes and Litigation matters. Richard is a fantastic Barrister. He also shows 100% commitment to achieving the best result possible. I have no hesitation in recommending Richard and look forward to working with him the future.”

“We were [impressed] by Richard’s conduct of this case. Richard was extremely thorough in his preparation and provided helpful amendments to witness statements. His attention to detail was very good, in relation to the technical legal issues and the factual matters. His manner and client care was also excellent. He spent time with the client on the morning of the hearing going through the witness statements and documents, and effectively liaised with the other side. We would be more than happy to instruct him on future matters.”

“I was impressed with the assistance [Richard] gave – [his] detailed note was especially very helpful and far beyond many barristers would have gone.”

  • Major Exhibitioner, Inner Temple
  • BVC, BPP Law School
  • GDL, City Law School
  • MA (Cantab)
  • BA (Hons) History, University of Cambridge
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit
  • English
  • French

Richard Alford is developing a vibrant practice covering a wide range of property disputes. He is delighted to receive any instructions involving aspects of landlord and tenant and real property law.

With a particular interest in securities, mortgages and LPA receivers, Richard thrives on getting to grips with technical disputes or tricky points of law.

Richard also accepts instructions in commercial and employment disputes.

Areas of expertise

Richard is regularly instructed in a wide range of property matters including:

  • 1954 Act and other commercial landlord and tenant matters.
  • Commercial and residential possession proceedings.
  • Land registration and title disputes.
  • Leasehold enfranchisement.
  • Mortgages and repossessions.
  • Nuisance, trespass and interference with land.
  • Party walls, easements and other neighbouring land issues.

Richard regularly appears in both the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and the civil courts, and is equally comfortable in either forum.

Richard regularly appears in commercial disputes in both the High Court and the County Court. He has appeared in a range of matters, from straightforward breach of contract matters to high value partnership disputes.

Richard also has experience in company law matters, bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and drafting commercial agreements. He is often called upon to advise in disputes between directors and in relation to shareholder agreements.

Recent highlights include a successful appeal against a decision to refuse relief from sanction (strike out) in a multi-million-pound contractual dispute in the High Court; successfully, defending a breach of contract claim for a Euronext Paris listed company; and a dispute over ownership of a ‘cherished’ vehicle registration plate.

Richard cut his teeth in the Employment Tribunal and thus can boast great experience of trial advocacy, factually complex disputes and cross examination of witnesses. He has wide experience of representing both Claimants and Respondents in the Employment Tribunal, and continues to accept instructions in all areas of employment law.

Notable Cases

  • FA Co Ltd v (1) A (a bankrupt) & (2) B (First Tier Tribunal, June 2016) Representing and advising a trustee in bankruptcy in a collective enfranchisement matter where beneficial ownership of the freehold was disputed.
  • A & Others vs B Limited (in liquidation) & Anor (County Court, June 2016) Advising off-plan buyers in a potential action against an insolvent developer regarding registration of title.
  • (1) Z & (2) RC LLP v M & Anor (County Court, March 2016) Successfully obtained possession on behalf of the freehold owner against persons occupying the property under a sub-licence pursuant to Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (homelessness duties).
  • Moore v Lord George Ivor Louis Mountbatten Marquess of Milford Haven [2015] EWHC 2325 (QB) Appeared on behalf of the Appellant in a successful appeal against a decision to refuse relief from sanction.

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