Richard Dawson-Gerrard

Position: Partner
Phone: +(44)(0)161 234 8797
Offices:Manchester

What can I do for you?

I specialise in resolving commercial disputes. We excel at getting to grips with the issues quickly and working as a team with our clients to identify the goals and strategy. Good communication is central to being able to understand what our clients want and give certainty and clear guidance on costs and risk.

Supporting my clients’ objectives

I have previously acted for a large family business facing a major product liability claim without insurance. A loss would have meant devastating consequences for the business and the family, as the company held significant cash reserves. The strategy was key to buy time to restructure and reduce risk but not to show weakness. Through detailed work with our client on the technical evidence and by using the court process to its full extent we bought time and at mediation pushed the opponent into capitulating and paying our costs. This positive result for longstanding clients, who are now my friends, was one of my proudest moments.

What do others say about me?

I have featured in the Legal 500 since 2006 and am described as a “first rate commercial litigator”.

Chambers and Partners also praised my team for “its direct and frank approach to difficult issues”.

What else should you know?

I am a CEDR trained mediator.