Richard attended the University of Leeds, where he studied Law and graduated with a LLB (Hons) in 2007. Following the completion of his Legal Practice Course at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011, Richard joined Farleys as a trainee solicitor.
Upon his qualification as a solicitor, Richard was kept on by the firm to work in its sports law and commercial litigation departments in the Manchester office. Richard specialises in cases involving contract disputes and breaches of covenants and also represents a number of high profile footballers and athletes.
In addition to his legal career, Richard competes as a professional athlete. He won a Commonwealth bronze medal in the 4×400 metre relay in 2010 and is also the current English Champion over 400 hurdles.