Richard Morgan QC

Profession

Barrister

Biography

Richard is principally involved in large scale Chancery/commercial litigation covering aspects of company law, commercial contracts, insolvency, civil fraud, asset tracing and recovery, and conflict of laws, along with the broader stream of Chancery work, arbitrations and mediation. He has significant experience both applying for and opposing the grant of freezing orders and other interim relief.  A number of his recent cases have involved jurisdiction challenges.

Richard has recently handled cases concerning an alleged conspiracy to misappropriate assets in a Russian insolvency, the alleged embezzlement of US$1.1 billion from a Kazakh bank, the alleged breach of an agreement to pay consultancy fees in relation to a development in St Petersburg, the collapse of an offshore collective investment vehicle, and an alleged fraud committed by directors against a listed gas company, as well as several multi-million pound arbitrations under LCIA, ICC and ICDR rules.  His past cases have included the misappropriation of client account monies by a solicitor, internet security, contracts with international financial organizations, the reconstruction of a unit trust, a debt recovery exercise against a sovereign state, and a number of cases involving multi-million pound domestic and international frauds, as well as having previously been instructed in Derby v Weldon, BCCI and Morris v Mahfouz and aspects of Maxwell. He is recommended in Chambers UK Directory for Commercial Dispute Resolution and Civil Fraud and in The Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation and Civil Fraud.

Areas of Practice

Restructuring & Insolvency

Year Qualified

1988

Year appointed QC

2011