Richard Gerstein > Mishcon de Reya LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Work Department

Real Estate, Construction (Contentious) and Professional Negligence.


Richard is a Partner in the Real Estate department and heads the Construction and Professional Negligence group.

He acts for a variety of clients ranging from major developers, property investors, banks and occupiers through to contractors, sub-contractors and consultants on all aspects of dispute resolution arising out of construction contracts.

These claims invariably involve extensions of time, loss and expense, entitlement to payment, defects and enforceability of bonds. Richard has a wealth of experience in claims and disputes in the Technology and Construction Courts, having acted on some of the leading cases over the past 25 years, as well as in arbitration and adjudication proceedings.

Richard has spent many years advising banks, businesses and individuals on claims against surveyors, solicitors, accountants, construction professionals and financial advisers. His expertise covers negligent valuations, advice on commercial and real estate transactions, tax advice, investment advice, and design specification, and administration of construction projects. In addition, Richard advises on commercial disputes for clients in the real estate sector.


Admitted 1982; partner Finers Stephens Innocent 1987; partner Goodman Derrick 2002; partner Matthew Arnold & Baldwin 2005; partner Mishcon de Reya 2009 to date.


Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Member Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association; Society of Construction Law and Constructing Excellence.


University of Durham.


Golf, football, cricket.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Construction: contentious

Mishcon de Reya LLP advises on an array of contentious matters, including procurement disputes, defect claims relating to fire-safety and cladding issues, and build-to-rent scheme projects. It is also well-regarded in relation to acting for private clients. Richard Gerstein leads the team, with expertise in construction safety matters and in professional negligence claims.