Mediation Services

From art law to commercial disputes Richard has over 30 years’ experience as a senior dispute resolution lawyer and mediator. 

Mediations in which Richard has been involved include:

Art Law, Cultural Property and Luxury Asset Disputes

Richard has a particular expertise in art law and disputes relating to art and cultural property.

Recent art related disputes in which Richard was retained as the mediator include:

  • Title and ownership relating to a £28m art work.
  • Attribution dispute relating to an important old master painting.
  • Art fund investment dispute.
  • Client/dealer dispute relating to multiple art works by a major 20th century artist.
  • Art insurance dispute relating to damaged artwork.
  • Export licence, provenance and marketability dispute relating to significant European artworks.
  • Institutional art loan dispute.

Commercial Disputes

Recent examples of commercial mediations include:

  • Employment dispute between senior executive and a FTSE 250 company.
  • Remuneration dispute between CEO and board of directors
  • Asset management dispute between fund managers and institutional clients.
  • Family office dispute.
  • Insurance coverage dispute.
  • Professional negligence dispute between surveyors and valuators and institutional lender.
  • Joint venture dispute relating to management and disclosure
  • Professional partnership dispute relating to governance and partner exit procedures.
  • Inheritance and probate dispute relating to variation of Will and related trusts.
  • Real estate dispute relating to enfranchisement and lease extensions.
  • Commercial contract dispute relating to multi-jurisdiction product supply agreements.
  • Film finance dispute.