What can Richard do for you?
Richard is a specialist in resolving commercial disputes with a focus on a strategic approach and a strong sector knowledge. He is a specialist in boardroom disputes, warranty claims and contractual problems.
Richard is part of our leading food and agribusiness sector and is a GSCOP expert. He also has extensive experience in family-owned businesses.
Supporting your ambitions
One of Richard's highlights included resolving a complex dispute for a multi-national food distributor covering misuse of confidential information, conspiracy, alleged breaches of the Competition Act and breach of contract.
The complex and varied issues and multiple parties emphasised the need to focus on agreed strategy and clear objectives. Working as a team with the client delivered ultimately a good result.
Another highlight has been a tenacious victory for a multi-national drugs company, Phoenix, in relation to a high profile line of case law saving it millions of pounds. Phoenix Healthcare Distribution Ltd vs Woodward (2018).
What do others say?
Legal 500 "Team Head Richard Dawson-Gerrard is very intelligent, client focused, and tactically astute; he takes a realistic line but fights the client's corner."
What else should you know?
Richard's family were historically butchers and market gardeners and his family owns and runs a large ready-meal manufacturing business and so he has a strong grounding and experience in the food and agribusiness sector.
Richard is a keen collector of cars and motorbikes, has spent many years racing them and rebuilding them.