Richard Clarke > Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers


Richard is an experienced and versatile advocate who specialises in property law.  Richard also has significant experience in planning and public law cases, and was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (Attorney General’s C Panel) in 2018.   Richard is qualified to accept to public access instructions.

Recent Cases

  • Representing the claimant in a mortgage repossession claim for c.£1M arrears.  Issues included whether the terms of the mortgage amounted to a clog on the equity of redemption and whether the mortgage and/or Claimant’s conduct created an unfair relationship pursuant to section 140 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974. 
  • Representing the landlord in liability order proceedings brought by the billing authority.  The claim turned on whether tenant individual voluntary arrangements and a deed of waiver had the effect of transferring liability for business rates to the landlord.  Richard successfully argued that liability had not transferred, and the Court awarded the landlord their costs.
  • Representing the landlord in residential possession possessions, successfully arguing at trial that the occupier was a licensee rather than a tenant, and successfully defending the judgment on appeal.
  • R. (on the application of Buckingham) v NHS Corby Clinical Commissioning Group [2018] EWHC 2080 (Admin); [2018] A.C.D. 111 – together with David Lock QC, Richard acted for the Interested Party in these judicial review proceedings successfully challenging the decision to close the Corby Urgent Care Centre and replace it with a same day GP access hub. Issues included whether there was a legitimate expectation of consultation and whether the decision was vitiated by an unrecognised conflict of interest.


Richard graduated with a LLB (first class) from Southampton University in 2006 and completed the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at Oxford University in 2007-2008.  He completed the Bar Vocational Course in 2008-2009.