Richard graduated in physics from Imperial College London. He is a solicitor and notary public of England and Wales. Richard was a partner and head of the private client group at Russell-Cooke LLP from 1993 to 2018 and is now a consultant. 

He contributes to Sweet & Maxwell European Cross-Border Estate Planning and the international chapters to Heywood & Massey and Jordans Court of Protection Practice, Oxford University Press International Protection of Adults and Sellier and Dalloz EU Succession Regulation and the forthcoming OUP and Dalloz commentary on the EU Rome IV Regulations.