Richard is a partner in the dispute resolution team in Exeter. Richard specialises in contract disputes and commercial litigation. He qualified as a solicitor in 2007 having obtained a Masters’ degree with distinction at the University of Derby and completing his Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Birmingham.
Richard joined the firm in 2015 from TLT in Bristol where he worked in their Financial Services Litigation team.
Richard is experienced in dealing with complex and high value contractual disputes for Businesses and Individuals. Richard has particular specialism in dealing with shareholder and partner disputes, professional negligence claims, Intellectual Property disputes, and financial services litigation. Richard is a keen advocate of ADR and he is an accredited mediator.
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In his spare time Richard enjoys kayaking, rowing, and generally messing about in boats. Richard is a member of the firm’s Marine Sector.
Legal 500 (2020) - Next Generation Partner - Richard Slater
"The situation had been going on for 2 months when I instructed Richard and I had thought the matter might never be resolved. However, Richard took a great deal of time to understand the issues I was facing and has now successfully brought the matter to a satisfactory conclusion. Not only will I receive some of the money owed, but I have complete peace of mind that the dispute is now over. Richard dealt not only with the case but also with how this matter had impacted on me emotionally; he was fantastic and I will certainly recommend him to anyone who has a similar situation to deal with". Catherine Beacon, Heathman Hair Studio