Richard heads the Property Litigation Team at Stephens Scown, and joined the firm in February 2019. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1998 after reading Law with French Law at the University of Reading and studying law at l’Université de Paris Ouest.
Richard is a member of the Property Litigation Association, the Agricultural Law Association and the Pyramus & Thisbe Club (an association of Party Wall experts).
He is ranked by Chambers and Partners as a leading individual for Real Estate Litigation in the South West and is described in the latest edition as “a seasoned and distinguished litigator”. Sources describe him as a "very hard-working, intelligent and client-focused solicitor." Others note his "collegiate and robust style" and his "pragmatic approach supported by deep and broad knowledge of property law."
Outside of work Richard enjoys cycling, swimming and running, as well as French crime novels.
Chambers & Partners 2020 - Richard Bagwell is a highly regarded litigator with significant experience handling complex property disputes on behalf of both private and public sector clients. Sources remark: "He is brilliant: he gives commercial, pragmatic advice and is very responsive and supportive."
Chambers & Partners 2019 - Sources describe him as a "very hard-working, intelligent and client-focused solicitor." Others note his "collegiate and robust style" and his "pragmatic approach supported by deep and broad knowledge of property law.”
Chambers & Partners 2018 - Interviewees consider him to be "very authoritative" and note that he has "extraordinary attention to detail."
Chambers & Partners 2017 - Market commentators give Richard Bagwell glowing references, highlighting his "impressive business sense" and "encyclopaedic knowledge of technical detail."
Legal 500 2016 - Richard Bagwell has "a good commercial view for the merits of a dispute."
Chambers & Partners 2016 - Sources regard Richard Bagwell as "technically brilliant."
Chambers & Partners 2015 - Richard Bagwell heads the team and is highly respected for his expertise by peers and clients alike. One client says: "He works to find sensible solutions without resorting to litigation and ensures that we are taking sound, money-conscious decisions. He provides pragmatic, prompt and incredibly clear and concise advice on a diverse range of matters.”
Chambers & Partners 2014 - Richard Bagwell is head of department and impresses respondents with his real estate litigation expertise. One satisfied client said: "He's very intelligent, and his advice is very clear and unambiguous."
Legal 500 2012 - The "superb" Richard Bagwell has ‘wide knowledge’ of property litigation matters.
Legal 500 2011 - The "superb negotiator" Richard Bagwell "out manoeuvres the other side."