Rt Hon Lord Jus David Richards

Biography

A Justice of the High Court (Chancery Division) since 2003. He read Law at Cambridge and was called to the Bar in 1974. He was in practice at the Bar in Erskine Chambers until 2003, specialising in all aspects of company law and corporate insolvency. He was appointed a QC in 1992 and had been Junior Counsel to the DTI (Chancery) from 1989 to 1992. He was a contributor to Practice and Procedure of the Companies Court (1997) and has been a contributor to the looseleaf edition of Buckley on the Companies Acts since its publication and a General Editor since 2009. The Rt Hon Lord Justice David Richards has been the Chairman of the Insolvency Rules Committee (established under the Insolvency Act 1986, s 413) since 2005. From 2008 to 2011 he was Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster and Chancery Supervising Judge for the Northern and North Eastern Circuits.

Education

MA (Cantab)