Richard Holmes > DWF > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

B4 6GA

Work Department

I am an adviser to clearing banks, building societies, asset-based lenders, insolvency practitioners, receivers, owner-managed businesses and creditors on all aspects of insolvency and security.


Senior Associate


I sell and acquire distressed businesses and also deal with the sale of distress property – my experience covers not only the Channel Islands and the British Virgin Isles, but also Denmark.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Finance > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Richard HolmesDWF

Richard Holmes is DWF’s key contact in Birmingham for banking and finance matters; he is principally focused on commercial real estate and hospitality finance, both development and investment-related, and enjoys a prominent reputation for distressed property transactions. A distinguished of note is the group’s tendency to act for challenger banks in addition to alternative and non-bank lenders.

London > Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts

As part of the firm’s wider digital economy practice, Ashurst‘s commercial team acts on high-value, bet-the-shop commercial mandates including collaborative partnerships, supply agreements and strategic services contracts, among others. The group leverages the firm’s sector specialisms to act for a varied client base encompassing clients in the energy, manufacturing, financial services, infrastructure and technology industries. Nick Elverston leads the digital economy group and Christopher Bates heads up the commercial contracts practice, which also fields David Futter, who focuses on the financial services industry, and senior associate Richard Holmes, who leads the team in Glasgow.