Partner, Head of Litigation
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Richard is a Partner, Head of Litigation and Head of the firm’s Defence, Security and Forces sector services. He has specialised in civil and commercial litigation throughout his career and his work includes shareholder disputes, warranty and contract claims, springboard relief and enforcement of restrictive covenants.
Richard provides assistance to the Export Council of the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). He has assisted numerous clients within the defence and security sector in contract disputes and national and international litigation.
He was instrumental in founding the Herefordshire Security and Defence Group, of which he is a board member, and has run a resettlement programme for service leavers at the SAS, RAF and via webinars for the entirety of UK armed forces. Richard has presented on security and defence issues at events in both the UK and abroad, hosted the DSO/MOD export road show at Qinetiq, and provides mentoring to numerous military leavers establishing new businesses in the sector. These activities led to HCR receiving the MoD’s Silver Award for services to the military in 2016.
Appointed as a deputy district judge in 2001, Richard works part-time as a civil court judge at Birmingham Civil Justice Centre, dealing with a full range of cases in the County Court and High Court.
He is also an accredited mediator with ADR Group, and has lectured in contract law at the Heart of Worcestershire College’s law school, for which he was made an honorary fellow of Staffordshire University, the degree-awarding body.
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Firm-wide litigation head Richard Morgan has experience in a wide range of commercial and property disputes. He regularly represents commercial clients in the manufacturing, security and defence, and construction sectors.
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In practice head Richard Morgan and the ‘technically very strong’ Elizabeth Beatty, Harrison Clark Rickerbys draws on the expertise of two deputy district judges. As well as handling significant disputes in sectors such as manufacturing, distribution and construction, the team is also known for its work in more niche areas, such as equine litigation and litigation in the defence, security and military sector.
Richard Morgan acts as the firm’s national head of litigation and also leads the firm’s defence sector group. He is particularly adept at representing clients within the construction, distribution and manufacturing sectors.
Our experience of working with Harrison Clark Rickerbys is that they offer exceptionally high quality legal advice and guidance but more importantly, that their customer service and response times are exceptional. They are always available to take your call (even after hours) to ensure that your work is delivered within your timeline. With HCR, and you get all the experience and capability of a big city law firm but with a far more personal touch.
Emma Kann, Head of Business Development and Marketing, Hoople Ltd
I would also like to say a big thank you to you and your team for all of the work being done for the military charities. I am very grateful that you have involved me and my company in being able to stand alongside you in offering this contribution for these causes. I have also benefited from my association with the military community around Herefordshire in the past and I am pleased to have been able to give something back in this way. I know Teresa really enjoyed her experience flying the helicopter as well as having the opportunity to see the city of Hereford from the air. All at Tiger wish Teresa and Rob every success and happiness for the future.
Alan Ramsden, Head of Training, Tiger Helicopters
We have been a client of Harrison Clark Rickerbys for sometime. Our business is defence, aerospace, technology and a myriad of other industries. We have always found them to be very dynamic and helpful in the areas of law, litigation, business practice and HR. All of the services they provide are tailor made to assist our business in going forward and enabling us to be fully focused on our core business and allowing them to look after the issues that cause concern and distraction.
IA Technology Ltd
I rate Harrison Clark highly as a commercial firm with partners and staff well able to serve the diverse needs of the business client. It is refreshing to receive partner level and personal service from outstandingly able, experienced and diligent lawyers such as Richard Morgan and Andrew James.
The firm has consistently provided a professional reliable service and always treated any requests/queries with the highest priority.
SMi Group Ltd
The firm has always carried out the work for me speedily and to the same high standard as London based firms, who of course charge much greater fees. I therefore have no hesitation in recommending Harrison Clark to act for any charity
British Red Cross
Peers note that firm-wide head of litigation Richard Morgan “is strongly focused on getting the best results from the client.” He covers a comprehensive range of commercial and property litigation.
Chambers and Partners 2015
The ‘outstanding’ and ‘dedicated’ team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, post merger, is one of the largest outside Birmingham, with a number of core specialisms. Cheltenham-based Adam Finch specialises in finance litigation; Andrew Cave heads a large property litigation team; and senior associate Robert Cobley handles IP disputes. The firm now offers a dedicated 24-hour service, headed by the ‘excellent’ and ‘committed’ Elizabeth Beatty. Richard Morgan heads the practice.
The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2014 rankings
HCR have dealt with a wide scope of matters for me and each time they have appointed a specialist within HCR to deal with the matter. This has led to good advice and speedy conclusions. I would have no hesitation in using them again or recommending them to other parties.
International Transport and Trading Ltd
Their service has been prompt, accurate and reliable at all times.
Wye Valley Brewery
Whilst we have only used Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors for litigation on two commercial debtors, we have found their level of serve extremely good in terms of explaining the implication of each stage of the litigation process on a personal level. They are always available to advise the various legal options available on a claim, and also return your telephone messages promptly.
It is reassuring to know that Harrison Clark Rickerbys have chosen to locate a regional office in Hereford. Octaga Security Services provide Security Solutions to a wide base of clients Nationally and Internationally. On occasions we have had to deal with complex contracts involving International Law. HCR’s appointed experts have managed to successfully conclude and confirm our procedures will be safe guarded. They have the experience and in-depth knowledge that enables us to concentrate on our business at hand leaving them to deal with the small print.
Octaga Security Services Ltd
I have found the quality of advice, expertise and service compares most favourably with higher profile lawyers in Birmingham and London at a fraction of the cost.
Hydraforce Hydraulics Ltd
Mr Richard Morgan guided us through the litigation period firmly and fairly, we have found him to be approachable at all times an encouraging in the face of adversity, we are able to contact him 24/7, and he is always swift to respond. It is at times like these that you need a reliable, cordial and at all times a professional attitude to boost your moral. Richard Morgan has delivered in all of these areas, and has articulated perfectly what we were unable to express ourselves. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone and have every confidence in his ability.
The ‘outstanding’ and ‘dedicated’ team at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, post merger, is one of the largest outside Birmingham, with a number of core specialisms. Cheltenham-based Adam Finch specialises in finance litigation; Andrew Cave heads a large property litigation team. The firm now offers a dedicated 24-hour service, headed by the ‘excellent’ and ‘committed’ Elizabeth Beatty. Richard Morgan heads the practice.