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Richard is a senior solicitor specialising in mental health law.

Richards first serious job was as a trainee insurance broker at Lloyd’s insurance market in the City. After 2 years in the role, Richard decided to become a barrister and commenced his legal studies for the bar exams at Gray’s inn, where he met his wife Jane. Having passed his exams Richard joined a set of chambers at Paper Buildings in the Temple.

After 11 years and endless travelling around the Western Circuit from London Richard decided to qualify as a solicitor and joined Gowmans Solicitors.

Richard practised criminal defence to start with but enjoyed dealing with the mental health clients more and so qualified as a Mental Health specialist.  Richard recently retired from his role as a tribunal judge and for the past 12 years, has been representing clients nearly all detained under the Mental Health Act in hospitals from Bodmin to Bristol.