Year of call 2011
Richard Alford has an established and growing practice focusing on property and landlord and tenant work. He is delighted to accept instructions in any property law matter, as well as a wide range of commercial disputes.
Richard enjoys technical matters and thrives on difficult cases and tricky points of law. He regularly appears in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), the County Court and the High Court.
Richard is regularly instructed to advise and/or to act in a wide range of property disputes. He has extensive experience of:
Richard’s property work in 2019 has included:
Richard regularly appears in commercial disputes in both the High Court and the County Court. He has acted in a range of matters, from straightforward breach of contract claims to high-value partnership and shareholder disputes. He is often called upon to advise on company law matters, particularly in relation to landlord and tenant issues.
Richard also has experience in bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and drafting commercial agreements.
Commercial work this year has included:
Richard also acts in employment disputes and has wide experience of employment proceedings and the Employment Tribunal. Richard cut his teeth in the Employment Tribunal and thus can boast great experience of tribunal advocacy and factually complex emotionally-charged disputes. He has appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal on a number of occasions.
Richard acted for the successful claimant, a property guardianship company seeking to evict an occupant who contended that she had long-term rights of occupation. Matter tried over three days at Central London County Court.
Trusts of land and trustee act application relating to a property owned by members of an unincorporated association culminating in a successful multi-day trial in the Central London County Court Chancery List. Richard acted to the successful beneficiaries and the association.
Commercial landlord and tenant dispute involving issues of lease construction and the parties’ rights where the tenant holds over after the end of the term.
Richard successfully argued that a legal charge was not binding on his client due to assumed undue influence and the failure of the lender to follow the Bank of Scotland v Etridge guidelines.
Acted for landlord in multi-day service charge dispute in the First-tier Tribunal Property Chamber relating to a troubled new-build property.
Representing and advising a trustee in bankruptcy in a collective enfranchisement matter where beneficial ownership of the freehold was disputed.