Richard read Law at Cardiff University, achieving an LL.B with First Class Honours in 2002. He was awarded a Post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with Commendation from Cardiff University in 2003 and was admitted as a solicitor in 2005 following qualification with Geldards LLP Law Firm (formerly Edwards Geldard Solicitors). He joined Swansea University in August 2007.
Richard has a keen interest in business law, commercial law and property law having trained and qualified with Geldards LLP, one of the UK's leading regional commercial law firms. He specialised in Property Finance and Secured Lending following his qualification as a solicitor. He is currently module leader for, and lectures on, the core modules of Business Law & Practice and Professional Conduct & Regulation on the Swansea Legal Practice Course (LPC). In addition, he is module leader for, and lectures on, the elective modules of Advanced Commercial Law and Employment Law on the LPC.
At undergraduate level, he delivers lectures and conduct seminars in Competition Law. Previously, he has been the module leader for the Business Law I and Business Law II courses. These courses primarily involved delivering lectures for the School of Management, which focused on how the fundamental laws of England and Wales apply in a business context. Richard has designed and delivered both lectures and seminars on Comparative Company Law as part of the LLM Taught Masters programme and has led seminars in the Equity & Trusts module on the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).