Richard has over 30 years of experience in land development and natural resource management, and he currently leads the geotechnical and contaminated land area of our practice. Richard passionately believes that clients’ interests are best served by combining these areas of expertise within one team, as the constraints and opportunities presented by the two areas need to be considered holistically to provide best value.
With extensive involvement in a wide range of projects, Richard has worked on residential, commercial, retail, leisure, and industrial developments as well as infrastructure projects such as roads, rail, rivers, dams, utilities, quarries, mines, and landfills.
Richard has acted as an expert witness in a variety of geotechnical and contaminated land legal disputes and planning inquires. He has also lectured to the Environment Agency, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Geological Society, and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Outside of work, Richard enjoys sailing, photography, and lepidoptery—and he recently managed to combine all three by photographing the extremely rare Glanville Fritillary at a remote location on the Isle of Wight, where access is best gained from the sea.