Richard Morgan QC 1988 (QC 2011)
Richard is principally involved in large scale Chancery/commercial litigation covering aspects of company law, commercial contracts, insolvency, civil fraud, asset tracing and recovery, and conflict of laws, along with the broader stream of Chancery work, including property litigation, partnership, professional negligence, sports law, arbitrations and mediation. He has significant experience both applying for and opposing the grant of freezing orders and other interim relief.
Richard has recently handled cases concerning alleged embezzlement of US$1.1 billion from a Kazakh bank, the collapse of an offshore collective investment vehicle, an alleged fraud committed by directors against a listed gas company, allegations of fraudulent trading, a declaration of trust in relation to bearer shares in an offshore company, an alleged Olympic ticket fraud, international television sports rights, and the interpretation of the new BVI Business Companies Act. His past cases have included the misappropriation of client account monies by a solicitor, internet security, contracts with international financial organizations, the reconstruction of a unit trust, a debt recovery exercise against a sovereign state, and a number of cases involving multi-million pound domestic and international frauds, as well as having previously been instructed in Derby v Weldon, BCCI and Morris v Mahfouz and aspects of Maxwell. He is recommended in Chambers & Partners for civil fraud work, The Legal 500 for commercial litigation, insolvency and property, and in Legal Experts for commercial litigation, insolvency and corporate reconstruction, fraud (asset recovery) and property work.
Richard has experience of working with lawyers in a number of other jurisdictions, including Australia, Singapore, the Middle East, Russia, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, USA, Bermuda, and France, as well as the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands (principally Jersey). Richard has appeared in the Cayman Islands, and has been called to the Bar of the East Caribbean States, appearing in the British Virgin Islands, and for a case in the Isle of Man. He has contributed to Insolvency Bulletins (as author of ‘International Asset Chasing and Tracing’) and was the author of ‘Litigation Strategies aimed at Swelling Assets’ in Butterworths Practical Insolvency.
Richard has experience sitting as both a special examiner and an arbitrator.
COMBAR, Chancery Bar Association, Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association
LLB (Bucks), LLM (Cantab)