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Weightmans LLP

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Richard Corran

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Weightmans LLP

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Commercial dispute resolution.


Senior figure in the Manchester commercial litigation market with over 20 years’ experience. Richard was formerly managing partner at Mace & Jones, heading its CDR team in Manchester. In 2011 Richard, led Mace & Jones into a success full merger with Weightmans LLP and is now regional office head for Manchester. Richard deals with substantial, complex litigation matters, predominantly in the Chancery Division in the High Court. He has a well-earned reputation in handling shareholder disputes, partnership claims, complex contractual issues, intellectual property matters and professional negligence. Richard has particular experience of seeking interim injunctive applications to protect client’s interests on a preemptive basis. His clients include large companies and PLCs, public bodies and private individuals. Transport for Greater Manchester v Thales Transport & Security Ltd [2012] EWHC 3717 (TCC) and [2013] EWHC 149 (TCC). The Lawyer Awards 2006 short listed Mace & Jones for Employment team of the year, citing the case Celtec v Astley [2006] UK HL 29 that Richard took to the House of Lords, after a referral to the European Court of justice. Bradford & Bingley v Ross [2005] EWCA Civ 394 (banking and finance; mortgage claims; sale to associated company at undervalue). Bruce Cook v Vehicle Inspectorate [1999] HL – an appeal to the House of Lords. Kemble v Hicks [1999] PLR 287 – acting for a representative defendant on the winding up of a final salary pension scheme.


Qualified 1993; Mace & Jones 1997, partner 2000, head of dispute resolution department in Manchester (2005-07), managing partner 2007-11; merged with Weightmans 2011; partner Weightmans LLP 2011-present.


Law Society.


Reading University; University of Central England.

London: Corporate and commercial


Within: Partnership

Weightmans LLP's team stands out for its work in the legal and medical partnership spaces. The group draws on the wider firm's strong regulatory and compliance practice, offering a broad service to clients nationwide; work led by Michelle Garlick. The group also has substantial experience in partnership restructuring and insolvencies as well as incorporating new LLP vehicles for offshore investors. The national team is led by partnership disputes expert Andrew Cromby, who is supported by regulatory lawyer Richard Corran; Edwina Farrell and Nathan East lead on medical partnerships.

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North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

Weightmans LLP's Manchester commercial litigation practice has a particular focus on intellectual property-related disputes, while other areas in which the firm specialises include shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice claims, complex breach of warranty claims and property damage and recovery cases. Andrew Cox heads the team, which has recently seen an increase in work relating to judicial review matters. Other key partners include former national commercial litigation head Robert Jones, Manchester office head Richard Corran and Damian Carter, who formerly led the commercial litigation team at Manchester firm Berg before joining Weightmans in 2017.

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