Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and joined the major City and international law firm Norton Rose in 1986. He became a partner there in 1994 and in 2003 was appointed global head of the firm’s intellectual property and technology group. He joined the London office of leading US international law firm Morgan Lewis in 2004 as head of the firm’s European Technology Group. In 2008 Richard left Morgan Lewis to set up Barratt Legal.
Richard is a highly experienced commercial lawyer. He has been involved in many high profile corporate and commercial transactions for some of the world’s leading brands, ranging from M&A to large scale IT and business process outsourcing, and complex arrangements for the acquisition and marketing of sports media and sponsorship rights. Over the last 35 years he has developed a wide and varied commercial, intellectual property and technology practice. A large part of his work involves international joint and cooperative ventures for the development and exploitation of products and technology. He has advised corporations, government authorities and financial institutions on the procurement of IT systems and services, as well as distribution and supply arrangements in a variety of commercial and industrial sectors. He has expertise in relation to payment card and electronic payment schemes. Barratt Legal has enabled Richard to support many SME’s and emerging companies in building the right structures and contract frameworks to bring their products and technology to market.
Education and Bar Admissions:
King’s School Chester 1971 to 1978
University of London, King’s College 1981,LLB
Solicitor, England & Wales