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Frances Richardson

Counsel, London



Experience in high-value complex lawyer/surveyor’s professional negligence claims, insolvency disputes, general contractual disputes and regulatory investigations. Property litigation including vacant possession strategies, dilapidation claims, arrears, landlord’s covenants, rent review issues, nuisance and possession proceedings. Emergency injunctions against protestors. Experience of High Court (including TCC), Court of Appeal, County Court, arbitration and mediation forums.

Member of the Property Litigation Association. Assists with editing Butterworths’ Business Landlord and Tenant handbook. Several articles published in Estates Gazette.  Involved with mentoring and diversity initiatives.

Recent cases include:

  • high profile insolvency matters such as the Lehmans administration, including untested areas, setting precedents in the Courts.
  • acting for Lend Lease on High Court and Court of Appeal wins in a multi-million pound dispute over an option to purchase a stake in the Bluewater Shopping Centre
  • obtaining injunctions against protestors infringing our clients, interests, including noise disturbance, harassment and trespass.
Professional experience

2016 to date Counsel, Linklaters London
2008 - 2016 Managing Associate Linklaters, London
2004 - 2008 Associate, Linklaters, London
2002 - 2004 Trainee Solicitor, Linklaters, London


2008 Gained Higher Rights of Audience
1999 – 2001 College of Law, London, Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course
1995 – 1998 Durham University (English Literature)