Richard BoothPartner at HFW
Richard specialises in construction and engineering matters, both in the UK and internationally.
He has been consistently recommended as a notable practitioner by Chambers & Partners and as a next generation lawyer by Legal 500. The directories comment "he is a very persuasive negotiator", "excellent at tackling the issues while bearing in mind practical and commercially sensible solutions", "his strengths are his ability to find solutions in negotiations and to get a deal done. He has a creative approach and takes into account the interests of all the parties" and in 2019 commented that he is building a reputation among clients as a lawyer who is "sharp, punctual and pleasant to work with".
Richard has worked with all forms of construction dispute resolution including ADR (particularly mediation), statutory and contractual adjudication, dispute boards, arbitration and litigation. He has been a party representative and advocate at regular meetings of a dispute board over a three year period. As well as formal disputes, Richard is often asked to act in a project advisory role and, in this capacity, he spent over two years on secondment to a major European contractor.
He regularly advises on procurement strategy and all forms of construction documentation, particularly high value complex EPC, EPCI and other forms of turnkey contracts. Richard is experienced at drafting, amending and negotiating FIDIC, NEC, JCT, LOGIC, bespoke and associated security documentation.
Richard is the Chairman of the UK Adjudication Society and a member of the Society of Construction Law in the UK. He regularly speaks at external and HFW conferences.
Richard is qualified in England and Wales.