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About Richard

Partner, Richard Tomlinson, is an experienced solicitor who deals with a broad range of disputes and litigious matters for both businesses and individuals.

Richard handles all forms of commercial litigation, and also deals with property litigation and insolvency disputes. He has considerable expertise in dealing with injunctive relief. He regularly advises on contract disputes, shareholder disputes, corporate fraud, professional negligence and construction / building disputes. He regularly engages in Alternative Dispute Resolution, such as mediation, and is a skilled negotiator.

For individuals, Richard regularly handles: all of the matters above (to the extent they relate to an individual); shareholder disputes (including minority shareholder disputes);consumer disputes; landlord and tenant disputes; boundary and neighbour disputes; breach of trust disputes; and contentious probate matters.

Having spent over a decade dealing with disputes, Richard has fostered considerable knowledge of Court processes and procedures and has dealt with an incredibly broad range of matters. He regularly acts in both the County Court and the High Court, and has also handled matters in the Court of Appeal.

Having acted for individuals and businesses of all sizes – from small, fledgling SMEs / OMBs to international companies and government departments, Richard has developed strong commercial awareness and an unwavering focus on his client’s desired outcome in any dispute.

Clients welcome Richard’s knowledge, straight-talking and practical advice. He is efficient and quick to get to the heart of a dispute.

Highly experienced in alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation, arbitration and expert determination, Richard possesses the invaluable ability to work with clients to explore the best options for their circumstances, understanding that litigation is not always the best way forwards.

Examples of Richard's commercial dispute and individual litigation work

  • Acting for HM Revenue & Customs in the matter of (1) Abbey Forwarding Limited (In Liquidation) and (2) HM Revenue & Customs v Hone and Others concerning an inquiry as to damages which arose following the discharge of a freezing order. This was a high value, complex dispute ultimately heard by the Court of Appeal and debated in the House of Commons.
  • Acting for a leading, international manufacturer and supplier of HDPE bottles for the food and drink industry facing a claim worth in excess of £1 million from a supplier. This matter was dealt with by way of arbitration.
  • Acting for two individuals facing a claim for in excess of £2.4 million from an international insurance firm for alleged breaches of warranties contained in a Share Purchase Agreement.

Service expertise

Commercial Disputes

Even the best run businesses find themselves involved in disputes sometimes, whether with customers, suppliers or advisers – or even because of conflict within the organisation itself. Our commercially astute dispute resolution team has a wealth of experience acting for a wide range of clients, acting as the first and last line of defence for their interests.

Debt Recovery

Cash is the life blood of a business; therefore, efficient debt management and recovery is essential for all commercial organisations. With a nationwide reputation for providing practical advice to businesses, our debt recovery team offer a fast, efficient service to tackle unpaid debts, from drafting initial letters through to expertly dealing with any disputes which might arise.

Disputes For Individuals

We understand the anxiety that disputes can bring. We focus on resolving legal disagreements in a cost effective and timely manner, helping you reach the best possible conclusion. Based in York and Lincoln and serving clients across the country, Langleys provides pragmatic and expert advice to help resolve disputes.

Intellectual Property

Your brand and originality are vitally important for identity and customer perception of your business. Our expert commercial solicitors deal with all aspects of Intellectual Property, from the protection of a brand to the negotiation of licences and the swift and effective resolution of IP disputes.  

Property Litigation

Whether you experience it as a business, or as an individual, a dispute involving property or land can often be complex and challenging. From issues arising from lease renewals and extensions to leases and development disputes our experience means we can offer the most effective and often proactive way of managing your dispute.

Will and Probate Disputes

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