Richard Pickering

Call: 2019


T: 0113 246 2600

Leeds Metropolitan University
LLB (Hons) 2:1
The College of Law, York
Legal Practice Course – Pass
Solicitor Advocate
BPP – Higher Rights of Advocacy – Pass
Admitted as a Solicitor in November 2005
Solicitor Advocate in 2018
Member of The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Call to the Bar in 2019

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Business, Property and Probate

Richard also has considerable expertise in Dilapidations, Business tenancy renewals, Boundary, trespass, rights of way, access and easement disputes. In addition, Richard has acted for a large variety of clients on Lease covenant and service charge disputes, Telecommunications issues for both Landowner/Landlords and Tenants (from previous employment), plus a range Commercial disputes and debt recovery/litigation matters.

Prior to commencing his law degree, Richard worked for both a major bank and well-known credit finance company in their litigation team before studying his Legal Practice Course at The College of law in York and thereafter as a trainee solicitor at a regional Norfolk firm.

On qualification, Richard moved back to his native Yorkshire and worked for Eversheds, Walker Morris and more recently at Hempsons, where Richard progressed from Solicitor to Partner in the space of seven years. Richard predominately focused on Property Litigation work in this period since qualification but has also gained invaluable experience and expertise in those other key areas noted above.

Since January 2018, Richard worked at Optima Legal Services Limited (part of Capita PLC) as the Complex Litigation Team Manager and Solicitor Advocate. His role required him to manage a team of ten people, being a mixture and paralegals, solicitors and trainee solicitors handling more complex and difficult litigated claims and proceedings within the company. The team handle a range of matters, mainly relating to mortgage debt recovery, mortgage repossession, shortfall claims, Charging Orders and Title Rectification matters.

In addition, also dealt with and supervised team members on a variety of high value debt recovery matters. Also, the team handled Asset Finance Litigation claims for a leading car manufacturer.