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About the Firm


We are a niche legal practice with a key focus on delivering high quality results for our clients. At the core of this ethos, is our self-imposed charter to manage ourselves against a set of key performance indicators. As such we engage with some of the UK's most prominent advisers in promoting our practice areas. We adhere to the underlying principle to act in the client’s best interests. As a dedicated service provider, we utilise a pool of resources in achieving our goals. Our experience stems over several years in the commercial and legal markets. 

Our principles are enshrined in our code of conduct that requires us to work to the highest standard to deliver quality results balancing our ethical and moral duties. You can rely upon us to provide a qualified expert professional service. At Richmond and Barnes Solicitors you can rest assured that you will receive a quality and commercially focused service aimed at giving you the best advice armed with a wealth of knowledge and experience. 


We not only concern ourselves with the advice given but also delivering a quality service to give clients total confidence that their legal matters will be dealt with effectively. Further, we aim to work with our clients as we strongly take the view that effective representation can only be achieved if there is a strong bond between the firm and the client. 


We follow a quality assured selection criteria when selecting legal counsel and experts to attend on behalf of our clients and have established relationships with many leading specialists’ barristers and experts. 

At Richmond and Barnes Solicitors we understand how vulnerable clients can find themselves when seeking legal services. We take every opportunity to ensure that our clients’ interests are put first.


Individual Services


People often associate having the need for a lawyer only when somebody has got themselves into trouble. This is not always 

the case and is certainly not a view that we adopt when providing our services. There are often instances when individuals 

have been mistakenly accused of doing something they have not done or have reached a level of disagreement that they 

cannot themselves resolve. It is at this stage that we can offer our analytical and legal skills to reach a satisfactory outcome 

and have done so on several occasions. 


Our aim is to put the matter right from the outset giving our clients a platform from which they can tell the truth as it is in 

the interests of preserving their right to get justice.  This itself is a fine balancing act and requires experience and skill in 

dealing with disclosure procedures and evidence to offer the best advice for our clients from the outset. We offer our 

services privately for individuals who are being investigated for any type of serious criminal allegation including Fraud, 

Corporate Crime, HMCE Investigations, DTI investigations and any other serious criminal allegations. 


We also offer our services to individuals who require legal assistance for civil disputes including Employment, 

Family & Divorce matters, Immigration and many other complex civil disputes resulting in litigation. 

We understand how clients are often apprehensive about legal proceedings and therefore explore all avenues 

with them including mediation if it could offer a more practical and efficient resolution. 


 We have been involved in many types of civil disputes ranging from complaints about defective goods to more serious 

complaints about Race and Religious Discrimination at the workplace including cases concerning some of the UK's 

largest police forces. One particular case was reported globally involving the significance of the wearing of the turban 

by a Sikh police officer whilst at work. This was a landmark case for Sikh police officers in the UK which evolved into the 

creation of a platform for the Sikh community to raise awareness about the significance of the turban both here in the UK 

and other countries across the globe. We were subsequently instructed to assist community organisations on the 

international legal complexities concerning issues relevant to the Sikh faith including EU regulations and how they impact 

upon Sikh travellers crossing borders.


Corporate Services 

We pride ourselves on the services that we offer and as such have developed a strong network of dedicated professionals.

Our network is spread over various sectors of the commercial and legal markets and can be relied upon in delivering quality results.

As a focused niche practice, we expend more time on analysing what our client's require and focusing on a solution to suit their requirements. Having extensive knowledge of corporate dealings, we are in a position to give our clients a hassle-free quality service. We continuously monitor and develop our relationships with key collaborators to offer our clients the best and latest range of support services for their business.

Commercial Contracts

With ever growing trends in the global commercial markets there is always the opportunity for new ventures. Our service goes further than providing a basic set up. We will guide you through your choice of venture before you set up for a long term or short ancillary venture. We work amongst some very reputable expert consultants who can assist to shape your project to reach your desired outcome.

Once you are ready to finalise your deal, we will draft bespoke contracts to suit your project requirements. We will draft your agreements providing you with the scope and flexibility of taking your business worldwide. Your Intellectual Property Rights will be carefully drafted into all your agreements to protect your ownership.

We can offer our services to you to cover a range of contractual requirements, whether that be for a new venture, purchase of an existing business or merger. As part of our service, we will conduct a thorough assessment to ascertain your contractual requirements, whether it be;

• Shareholder Agreements

• Directors Agreements

• Partnership Agreements

• Employment Agreements

• Software Licence Agreements

• Sales of Goods/Supply of Services Agreements

• Leasehold Agreements

• Business Immigration Visas

Since 2010 we have been assisting young entrepreneurs, small businesses and enterprises with their legal requirements ranging from drafting employment and agency contracts for upcoming Art galleries to preparing lengthy share purchase investment agreements for foreign investors seeking to acquire a foothold in the UK business environment. Our clients have valued our timely advice to prepare them for the potential pitfalls of entering into agreements without proper and effective due diligence.

Our explicit knowledge of UK legislation including the Bribery Act have placed our clients in a comfortable position when seeking our expertise with drafting contracts intended for companies trading on a global scale.


Litigation/Dispute Resolution

Corporate Fraud

Our extensive experience in dealing with complex fraud places us in a strong position when advising corporations on suspicious behaviour intended at defrauding a corporation or others. Many corporations do not wish for the publicity of criminal proceedings, notwithstanding they are equally alert to the dangers of doing nothing. In this instance we can assist through our technical knowledge of the law in relation to specific scenarios and follow through with a robust strategy to protect the corporation. We will conduct a thorough internal investigation to identify potential risks before determining the most appropriate action including potentially self-reporting. If appropriate and necessary, we can take legal action on behalf of the corporation to remedy the consequences of the fraudulent behaviour. We can deal with potential criminal investigations including SFO, HMRC and FCA investigations and prosecutions, however, our services extend beyond to internal investigations and private prosecutions.  


We can assist with a wide range of fraud related services including;


• Bribery

• Corruption

• Tax Fraud

• False Accounting

• Conspiracy to Defraud

• Insider Dealing

• Money Laundering

• Market Manipulation

• FCA Investigations

Dispute Resolution 

Disputes have become increasingly prevalent in modern day business and often stem around commercial constraints placed upon a business relationship where one or both parties feel that they have not achieved what they believed that ought to have. These are often complex scenarios involving a range of different aspects of a business transaction which could potentially involve arguments about contract delivery, property, intellectual property, professional negligence, fraud or a combination of several aspects. It is quite often the scenario that two opposing parties will continue to embroil in litigation as neither seems to want to stand down. However, as many business owners will appreciate, disputes have the potential to get ugly and expensive resulting in business disruption and reputational damage. Our approach is to use our best endeavours to prevent litigation wherever possible allowing our clients to continue with business as usual. We are to intervene on your behalf. 

No business likes to be entangled in legal proceedings but when matters get out of perspective there is often little option but to take action. Quite often a party makes assertions that are completely unfounded and out of conjecture. In such instances litigation maybe the only way forward. We at Richmond and Barnes can assure you that there will be no holding back when it comes to representing our clients. We have a wealth of knowledge and work alongside some of the UK's most prominent advocates to ensure a quality service. 

We can assist you in a range of disputes including;

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