Richard is a member of the Property Litigation Association and United Kingdom Environmental Law Association. Between 2006 and January 2010, Richard sat on the board of Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust as a Non Executive Director. He qualified as a Solicitor in September 1997.
Richard is recommended and named as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 [UK 2022]. Clients in this edition say "Richard Eaton is very knowledgeable, great fun to work with". Another adds "our successes were largely down to the wealth of property litigation expertise Richard was able to bring to the case".
In the previous edition, clients say "Richard Eaton is really enthusiastic, with an intellectual approach to his cases but still pragmatic". Another adds "Richard Eaton has an unusually high intellect and deep knowledge applied in constructive and commercial advice and execution. His calm manner and authority is essential in the final and intermediate decision processes".
Richard is ranked in band 1 by Chambers [UK 2022]. A client in this edition says "With Richard Eaton, one can be confident of a rapid and commercial response backed by great experience and an intelligent, reasoned argument".
Clients in the previous edition note "he is very good in mediation". An earlier edition says "he is very responsive and has a good sense of the wider commercial imperatives of a case. He considers things from multiple angles and is always thinking about ways in which he can improve. He is smart, efficient and a delight to work with".