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Richard Mumford

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Stevens & Bolton LLP

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Dispute resolution.


Partner specialising in aviation and dispute resolution. Head of the commercial litigation and aviation teams at Stevens & Bolton LLP. Handles complex international disputes including urgent asset recovery and fraud work. Acts for a range of aviation businesses and other corporates, including airlines, aircraft owners and lessors, charter brokers and aviation suppliers. Also handles disputes for a range of non-aviation clients. Acts as outsourced in-house Counsel to clients. Chairman of the BACA- The Air Charter Association and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.


1994-1998 McKenna & Co which became Cameron McKenna (solicitor); 1998-2001 Llewellyn Zietman which became Arnander Irvine & Zietman (solicitor); 2001-2003 Financial Services Authority- manager, enforcement division; 2003-2013 ASB Law (partner, head of dispute resolution, then head of aviation).


English, some German.


Baltic Air Charter Association, Aviation Club, ISTAT, European Regions Airline Association; Royal Aeronautical Society.


Royal Grammar School, Guildford (1982-1989)- 9 “0” levels and 3 “A” levels; St Peter’s College, Oxford- MA Jurisprudence (1990-1993); The College of Law, Guildford- LPC Commendation (1993-1994).


Cycling and golf.

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Stevens & Bolton LLP is a Guildford-based firm with sector experience in energy, food and beverage, IT, retail, franchising, insurance, pharmaceutical and aviation. Richard Mumford is team head; Richard King is managing partner; Michael Frisby is the firm’s litigation services partner; and Andrew Quick  specialises in professional negligence, corporate litigation and franchising disputes.

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London: Transport


Within: Aviation

Stevens & Bolton LLP is regularly instructed on dispute resolution and transactional matters in the aviation sector. It represents an aircraft management company on a dispute over the management and maintenance of a corporate jet and represents an aircraft management company in relation to a dispute over an aircraft. Royal Aero, Bellinger Asset Management, Eastern Airways and Emirates are clients. Litigator Richard Mumford heads the team.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Stevens & Bolton LLP  Guildford provides 'very good quality advice and service at non-City rates' on corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration matters. Its expertise extends across an array of sectors including retail, insurance, finance, pharmaceutical and aviation. Managing partner Richard King has extensive experience in litigation and international arbitration in areas including energy and head of the department Richard Mumford advises on a range of disputes especially in the aviation sector. Michael Frisby and Andrew Quick are other key partners, as is Sarah Murray, who is particularly 'good at advising on cost effective strategies'. Murray and senior associate Catherine Penny 'provide pragmatic advice'. Highlights included acting for CI Plus in a High Court claim against German company Impex-Sat in a dispute pertaining to infringement of licence terms, breach of confidence, and IP infringements.

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South East: Transport


Within: Leading individuals

Richard Mumford - Stevens & Bolton LLP

Within: Aviation

Stevens & Bolton LLP's 'excellent' aviation department 'is very quick to respond and provides thorough advice and good value for money'. The team is best known for engaging in international aircraft and engine transactions and air charter matters, as well as litigation concerning supply, repair and maintenance, aircraft management, ownership, insurance claims, fraud, leasing and financing disputes. Recent highlights include the advice provided to Royal Aero on leasing engines to Russia, Ukraine, China, Mauritania, Germany and the US, as well as the representation of an aircraft management company in a maintenance dispute with the owner of a corporate jet. Bellinger Asset Management, Eastern Airways, Emirates and Gama Aviation are other key clients. Litigator and asset recovery expert Richard Mumford serves as team lead. Daniel James joined asb law LLP in May 2018.

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