Richard specialises in Company Law, Commercial Law and Trusts. He has developed a particular interest in shareholder rights and their exercise. He has given many continuing education lectures and seminars for several leading firms. After graduating from Cambridge, he qualified and practised as a solicitor with a highly regarded City firm. In October 1993, he returned to Cambridge, becoming a fellow of St John's College and the College’s Director of Studies in Law. He subsequently became Reader in Corporate & Trust Law in the Faculty of Law at Cambridge. In 2012 he left Cambridge to become Anniversary Professor of Law at the York Law School, University of York, and is involved in developing the Law School’s innovative legal education programme. He has been a consultant to the Law Commission in connection with its recent papers on Shareholder Remedies and Director's Duties, Company Law Review and the DTI. He has written on directors' duties, remedies for breach of duty, receivership and insolvency. He is an editor of The Journal of Corporate Law Studies and of The Company Lawyer, and also contributes to a leading equity text book. He re-qualified at the Bar is now a door tenant at Erskine Chambers.