Richard Green

Richard heads the non-contentious practice. With over 25 years' experience, he has a thorough understanding of what is and is not acceptable in the construction market, and the concerns of all parties involved.

Richard is known for his pragmatic and commercial advice. As one leading in-house lawyer once said in an interview in The Lawyer: "Richard doesn't just act on instructions that you're giving. He made invaluable suggestions that made sense from a business perspective".

Richard advises developers, funders and end users (in both the private and public sectors) on complex, high-value construction and engineering projects. He specialises in advising on procurement routes, choice of contract and risk mitigation – as well as drafting and negotiating both standard and bespoke construction and engineering documents, such as building contracts, consultant appointments, collateral warranties, bonds, guarantees and associated agreements (including letters of intent, pre-construction services agreements and letters of reliance).


  • Advising Sheffield City Council on Heart of the City II – a 7 hectare, 1.5 million sq ft redevelopment of the city centre, comprising new offices, hotels, leisure venues, retail space, residential (including student accommodation) and public spaces.
  • Advising VSM (NCGM) Limited on the drafting and negotiation of building contracts, appointments and warranties for the regeneration of the existing 57 acre New Covent Garden Market site - one of the biggest mixed-use and residential developments in the South of England.
  • Advising Thomas White Oxford Limited on the construction aspects of its 50:50 joint venture partnership to bring forward a £700 million global life sciences district development in Oxford. The 950,000 sq ft project is expected to boost the economy by about £150 million a year and will create much needed laboratory and workspace to the Oxford area.
  • Advising the London Borough of Barnet on the ongoing £4.5 billion regeneration of Brent Cross Cricklewood, including the documentation for the construction of a new railway station and a replacement waste transfer station. Work also included advising on asset protection and implementation agreements with Network Rail
  • Advising a major logistics developer on the construction documentation for the design and construction of a 2.4m sq. ft. distribution centre.
  • Advising a number of major retailers and e-tailers on multi-million pound MF/1 contracts for the design, installation and commissioning of highly sophisticated mechanical handling equipment (MHE) systems to automate their distribution centres.
  • In our role as Official Legal Advisers to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, advising the Organising Committee on numerous contracts vital to the facilitation of the Games, including: temporary infrastructure at all the venues, fit-out of the OC's offices and new infield for the main athletics stadium.
  • Advising a premier league football club, an English premiership rugby union club and an English county cricket club on the contract documentation for the redevelopment of their respective stadiums.
  • Advising Trinity House (the official authority for lighthouses in England & Wales) on the contract for the decommissioning of the Royal Sovereign off-shore lighthouse.
  • Advising Center Parcs on the construction and contractual aspects of its new holiday village at Woburn, Bedfordshire. Work included advising on the procurement route and choice of contracts for the £200 million project, as well as drafting and negotiating all of the building and infrastructure contracts and ancillary documentation.