Richard Marshall > Shoosmiths LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
M3 3AZ

Work Department

Commercial Litigation


Richard joined Shoosmiths in March 2014 and has over ten years’ of insurance advisory experience.  He leads the firm’s insurance practice in Manchester and is named as a recommended lawyer in the 2017 edition of Legal 500 in three categories: commercial litigation (Northwest), product liability (London), professional negligence (Northwest).

Richard is experienced in a diverse range of insurance policy cover and liability matters encompassing non-disclosure, misrepresentation, breach of warranty and late notification. He acts for both policyholders and insurers alike in addition to regularly advising on the corporate side of policy cover in conjunction with Shoosmiths corporate, commercial contract and real estate teams.

Richard has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending a diverse range of civil claims including property, fire, flood and professional negligence disputes. His practice has particular emphasis on product liability both for insurance and corporate clients and he is regularly instructed to handle complex matters in the High Court and Commercial Court.

Richard offers practical, hands on advice against the backdrop of non-civil considerations such as regulatory issues and alternative forms of redress.  He regularly authors and delivers training for the firm’s clients.


Richard joined Shoosmiths in March 2014 and has over 10 years’ of insurance advisory experience.


Law Society of England and Wales

Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Product liability: defendant

The ‘exceptionally knowledgeable’ regulatory, insurance and commercial litigation team at Shoosmiths LLP regularly works on high profile matters involving major disasters, inquests and public inquiries, as well as offering advice on prosecutions, product recall and regulatory compliance. Philip Ryan’s practice places a heavy emphasis on automotive, retail, manufacturing and regulated products, especially tobacco and e-cigarettes. Richard Marshall specialises in representing insured and self-insured entities while Charles Arrand has significant experience acting for retailers.

North West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Manchester

(Next Generation Partners)

Richard MarshallShoosmiths LLP

At Shoosmiths LLP, the complimentary expertise of the practitioners – all of whom are regarded as ‘experts in their specialist fields‘ – ensures that the firm is well placed to handle the most challenging mandates. Shareholder and business disputes are overseen by Kath Livingston, whose extensive experience means she ‘has seen it all‘; the ‘commercial, effective and smartRichard Marshall leads on complex insurance disputes; Jonathon Crook‘s practice centres on the financial sector; and senior associate Sylwena Sempa regularly acts in High Court pensions and employment cases.

North West > Insurance > Professional negligence

Shoosmiths LLP advises clients on construction and product liability professional negligence claims. The practice is also recognised for representing individual claimants. Richard Marshall leads the practice, recognised for handling matters involving defective product design which has resulted in catastrophic damage. Managing associate Matthew Brown is another key team member, working on claims against architects and surveyors.