Richard Gold


Richard Gold

Call 2006 (Inner Temple)
Qualifications BA (Oxon) Literae Humaniores (First Class); Princess Royal Scholarship (Inner Temple); completed the Advanced Advocacy Course, Keble College, Oxford University (August 2013)
Professional Memberships Appointed to the panel of barristers who sit as clerks at Barrister Disciplinary Tribunals (March 2013); member of the Chancery Bar Association

Expertise


Banking

Richard has been instructed in a number of cases involving challenges to the fairness of bank charges.

He also acts for both lenders and borrowers in disputes concerning loan agreements.

  • Personal and corporate insolvency
  • Winding-up petitions and bankruptcy petitions
  • Applications to set aside a statutory demand

Examples of Richard’s recent work include:

  • Application to set aside statutory demand – County Court at Bridgend (May 2015)
  • Trustee in bankruptcy’s application for private examination of bankrupt under section 366 of Insolvency Act 1986 (early 2013).
  • Trustee in bankruptcy’s application to set aside a transaction at an undervalue under section 339 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

Richard is a qualified mediator, having completed his training with the London School of Mediation. He is happy to act as mediator in all types of dispute, particularly chancery or commercial cases.

Richard acted as mediator in a longstanding dispute between two executors concerning the division and use of a house and farmland – Newport (March 2017).

Richard regularly accepts instructions in disputes involving:

  • Landlord and tenant (residential, commercial and agricultural)
  • Mortgages
  • Unlawful eviction
  • Trespass cases
  • Freehold covenants
  • Boundary disputes

Richard has secured a place on the National Procurement Service (Welsh Government) in relation to both Residential Property and Commercial Property.

Examples of Richard’s recent work include:

  • Advised a tenant of commercial premises as to whether the tenant had served a valid break notice (July 2016.
  • Hearing as to whether an equitable mortgage needs to comply with the formality requirements of section 2 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 – Chancery Division, Bristol District Registry (June 2015).
  • Advised on interpretation and enforceability of overage clause (April 2013).
  • One-day boundary dispute and claim for injunction – Weston Super Mare County Court (September 2012).

Richard has acted in a range of property insurance cases, including claims involving subsidence caused by tree roots.

Richard regularly advises and appears in cases involving:

  • Construction of wills
  • Administration of estates
  • Applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
  • Applications to remove personal representatives
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

Examples of Richard’s recent work include:

  • Application for relief from sanctions in relation to late service of witness statements in claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 – County Court at Taunton (January 2017).
  • Application for extension of time under section 4 of inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 – Chancery Division, Cardiff District Registry (June 2016).
  • Application for rectification of will under section 20 of Administration of Justice Act 1982 – Chancery Division, Bristol District Registry (November 2015).
  • Costs hearing in respect of application to remove personal representative under section 50 of Administration of Justice Act 1985 (August 2013).
  • Application for examination of attesting witness to will under section 122 of Senior Courts Act 1981 – Principal Registry of Family Division (May 2013).
  • Advised solicitor administrator after overpayments to certain beneficiaries under intestacy (March 2013).

Practice Overview

Richard has a general chancery and commercial practice.  He has a mixed paperwork/court-based practice, and does both privately paying and legal aid work.  Richard specialises in property (particularly landlord & tenant and mortgage cases); banking; commercial & insolvency (e.g. contractual disputes of all kinds and applications to set aside a statutory demand); building and construction; and wills, trusts, probate and inheritance (including applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975).  Richard regularly appears in the county courts, and has also appeared in the High Court, the District Probate Registry, the magistrates’ court and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel, as well as representing clients in mediations.  He worked as Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Carnwath between January and March 2010, and has recently become a qualified mediator.

Richard is qualified to undertake public access work in appropriate cases, for further information, please visit our Public Access page.

Other Expertise

Richard is a qualified mediator, having completed his training with the London School of Mediation. He is happy to act as mediator in all types of dispute, particularly chancery or commercial cases.

Background

After successfully completing his pupillage at St John’s Chambers, Richard joined the Commercial and Chancery Practice Group as a full tenant in October 2007. He has a general commercial and chancery practice.

Richard worked as Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Carnwath from January until March 2010.

Interests

Richard’s interests include playing football and attending the theatre.