Richard advises institutional trustees and private individuals on all areas of trust law and related private wealth issues. He also advises trustees, investment managers and investors on the establishment of investment funds, with a particular focus on unit trusts and private funds for wealthy individuals and families. He acts for trustees and settlors on the establishment and administration of private and charitable trusts and the establishment of private trust companies and family offices. He also acts in respect of estate planning and administration of estates. Richard regularly writes for industry journals and has spoken at several conferences in Asia.
Richard joined Maples and Calder in 2008 and was elected as a partner in 2014. He spent six months working in the Trusts group in the Cayman Islands office before moving to Hong Kong in 2009. Previously he worked as an attorney for a leading Cayman law firm in the Cayman Islands and before that, for SJ Berwin LLP in London. Richard has been named as a leading lawyer on Citywealth's Leaders List and recommended as a leading trusts lawyer in Legal 500.
University of Bristol, UK, LLB (Hons) Law and French
College of Law York, UK, LPC (Distinction)
Professional / Civic Activities
Member of the STEP Hong Kong Executive Committee
Law Society of England and Wales
Cayman Islands Law Society
1999 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (practising as an English solicitor in Hong Kong only)
2005 – Admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands
2008 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)
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