Rick heads the firm’s real estate team.

He acts for UK and international investors and occupiers on all aspects of their UK property legal requirements.

Clients include UK and international investment funds and corporates.

Rick sits on the firm’s International Committee and has served for 5 years on the firm’s Executive Committee. 

  • Advising Virgin on its new London HQ move to Whitfield Studios, Fitzrovia.
  • Advising a Sovereign Wealth Fund on its UK Hotel Portfolio.
  • Advising Darwin Alternatives on its 3 Funds totalling more than £1bn of assets under management. 
  • Advising a significant number of US/global corporations on their London HQ requirements. 

What others say...

Richard Read is outstanding as lead partner.  We have worked with him for over 15 years and would recommend him unreservedly.  He is technically very able, an excellent negotiator and very commercial in approach.
Legal 500 2023