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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

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Richard Marshall

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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Commercial dispute resolution.


Richard is an experienced commercial litigator who deals in a wide range of contentious and dispute resolution work as well as commercial arbitrations. He is also an accredited mediation advocate. Within his broad-based practice, he specialises in commercial, corporate and property related disputes, professional negligence and matters arising from the international wealth sector and also works closely with the family, private client and employment teams. He heads the firm’s international trade and commerce group and jointly leads the firm's sports law group.

Through a combination of both strategic and legal advice, Richard plays an integral role in his clients’ businesses. Much of his work has an international and offshore element and he often manages multi-jurisdictional disputes. He is well regarded by his peers for his keen understanding of trial work on both sides of the Atlantic, and is the first port of call for our North American clients when a contentious matter arises, particularly those serviced from our San Francisco office.


Trained Manches; assistant solicitor Manches 1984; assistant solicitor Janners 1985; Marshall Ross & Prevezer 1987; equity partner 1989; head of litigation and managing partner; partner in litigation Manches 2005; head of department and member of Management Board; partner Penningtons Manches 2013 to date. Head of International Trade and Commerce Group. Frequently published in the New Law Journal and the Commercial Litigation Journal.


Property Litigation Association; Professional Negligence Lawyers Association; British Association of Sport and Law; Association of Dispute and Regulatory Lawyers; International Bar Association; American Bar Association; Sports Lawyers Association.


Christ’s College, Finchley; University College, London (1981 LLB Hons); College of Law, London.

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is experienced in specialist areas such as group action litigation, banking and finance disputes, defamation and reputation management, cybercrime, product liability, and IP and IT matters. Rustam Dubash heads the department, Richard Marshall leads the international litigation and arbitration team, and David Niven heads the professional negligence and group actions practice. Also highly regarded are Philip D’Costa, Alex Fox, Dan Hyde, John Doherty, Donald Lambert and Noel McMichael. David O’Brien was made partner.

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