Year of call 2011
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.
Richard is regularly instructed in a wide range of property matters including:
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.