Richard joined Birketts in July 2020 and is a Solicitor in the Real Estate Finance Team in Norwich.
Originally raised in Norfolk, Richard then studied for his law degree at the University of Lincoln and graduated in 2013. Following this he completed the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School in 2014.
Richard began his legal career at a local firm in Norwich originally assisting as a Paralegal in 2014. Later, in 2015 he obtained a training contract at the same firm and qualified as a Solicitor in March 2017. Following this Richard left Norwich to work for a firm in Lincolnshire for three years covering all areas of residential conveyancing including Freehold and Leasehold Properties including lease extensions and auction matters. During his time in Lincolnshire, Richard assisted in commercial property when needed.
Richard joined as part of the Real Estate Finance Team in Norwich. The team advises a wide range of lenders and borrowers on security over development sites (residential or commercial), investment properties, owner occupied properties and property portfolios. They are regularly instructed by lenders and investors, as well as borrowers and companies seeking finance. Clients include major high street lenders, challenger banks and private funders and they can advise on facilities varying from small business loans to multi million pound facilities.
Richard’s property work with lenders involves undertaking due diligence and advising on property assets and the preparation and negotiation of loan and security documentation.
Richard also occasionally assists our residential team with matters making use of his previous experience in residential conveyancing.