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Steven is head of the Dispute Resolution Group and specialises in commercial litigation with an emphasis on corporate disputes, banking and financial sector litigation, fraud, professional negligence and contentious insolvency.
Steven regularly acts both for and against banks, SME's and high net worth individuals. Steven advises regularly on complex and often urgent disputes and has particular experience obtaining and enforcing injunctive relief (including freezing, search and delivery up orders). Many of Steven's cases involve multi-jurisdictional issues.
Steven has had extensive involvement in dealing with mediations, out of court settlements and High Court trials.
Steven regularly handles commercial and financial services disputes. Sources say he is "sensible and gets down to the real focus of the issue." Chambers 2019
"A seasoned and temperate negotiator." Legal 500 2019
Clients say: "He is very knowledgeable, calm, pragmatic and perceptive as to the strengths and weaknesses of a case." Chambers 2018
‘Pragmatic and unflappable’ Steven Richards heads the West Country offering and specialises in corporate and financial services litigation, fraud and contentious insolvency. Legal 500 2017
"Probably one of the most diligent lawyers we have worked with. He's very accurate and just exceptional." Chambers 2017
"I’d also like to thank you and Steven for your work and advice. It’s cost effective, professional and we’re grateful for it." International Manufacturing Client
"Thank you Steven for your compliments . I am only too happy to return them. What a contrast you…were to the other side. It follows we would be only too happy to work with your firm again." SME Housing Company
"Steven…thank you for all of your help on this case, a really satisfying result in the end where everybody can rightly feel that they have played a large part in getting to this settlement… Brilliant result!" Major UK Retail Banking Client