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Tim Richards

Civil and Commercial Mediator


Practice Overview

Tim is a commercial litigator with vast experience in handling a range of commercial disputes, including shareholder and contractual claims, cross-border disputes and trademark/passing off disputes. He has a reputation of being a hugely accomplished litigator, as well as being proactive in alternative dispute resolution.  Tim has been resolving commercial disputes for over 20 years and he has been active in the mediation field for most of that time, both as a mediation advocate and as a mediator.  While he initially takes a facilitative approach and is a good listener he is known for being tenacious and forceful where necessary.


Professional Background

Tim heads the Commercial Dispute Resolution team and is a Partner of a leading law firm.  He also heads up the Manufacturing sector and Chairs the Firm's Strategy Committee.  He joined the firm in 2000 having spent his early career at Hogan Lovells, Harneys in the BVI as a partner and Pinsent Masons as a partner. 


He has extensive experience of both acting as a mediator and as a mediation advocate in a wide range of disputes which include:

  • Property disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Contract claims
  • Disputes over professional fees
  • Shareholder disputes
  • IT disputes



  • “Very keen understanding of the business world. A real vision of where things are going." - Chambers 2016

  • "He is a very good partner who helps us enormously, advises us on how to skirt lawsuits, and steers us through the issues to minimise our exposure." - Chambers 2014


Panel Memberships

Tim is the current Chair of the IT/IP Group of IAG International, a grouping of international law firms.


Personal Interests

Tim is married and lives in Exeter.  He is a keen sailor and tennis player.


Areas of Specialism

  • Commercial
  • Company
  • Contract
  • IT
  • Partnership
  • Property
  • Shareholder Dispute
  • Trusts

Get in Touch

ADR Group
The Dounsells, Mores Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5RZ

General Office Enquiries
020 3600 5050

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday - 9.00am to 5.30pm
Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Out of Office Contact
Mark Belford +44 7703 308 923

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