Richard’s experience as a commercial lawyer spans over 20 years and he specialises in the areas of leisure, hospitality and licensed trade.

Richard has advised numerous pubs, off-licences, nightclubs, hotels, conference centres, restaurants and Belfast’s only licensed dog racing track in all aspects of the businesses right from and including conception or acquisition to opening and well beyond. He acts for smaller independent operators as well as for larger chains, and regularly appears before Licensing Courts, carrying out all his own advocacy where possible. Richard also advises in the wider leisure sector where he acts for adrenaline-fuelled indoor adventure centres and a local cinema chain, among others.