Richard is a Director at Savills and is head of their Compulsory Purchase Team based in London.
Richard trained with the general practice firm of Edward Bailey and Son of Newark, Nottinghamshire. He was a partner in the firm of Lyall and Co of Peterborough, before joining the Crown Estate. He also spent over twenty years at Jones Lang Wootton and Jones Lang LaSalle, before joining Savills.
Richard is a Former Chairman of the RICS Compulsory Purchase & Compensation Policy Panel; a founding member and former Chair of the Compulsory Purchase Association; former Chair of the RICS Planning & DevelopmentProfessional Board; Member of the British Property Federation Technical Planning Committee; and of the National Infrastructure Planning Association.
He was elected by UK Members of the profession to RICS transitionary Governing Council in 2017.
He is currently involved advising a wide range of clients on the land and property acquisition aspects of a wide range of development schemes.