Richard Price OBE QC

Mediator - Head of Group

Call: 1969  Silk: 1996

“I was impressed with Richard Price QC’s handling of the mediation, in particular the parties involved…The successful resolution was very much brought about by the mediator.”

“First class.”

“Very professional. Handled what was a very difficult dispute with numerous parties very well.”

“Good settlement achieved. Good manner. Pursued the right issues.”

“Very good. I did not have huge hopes of a settlement being achieved before we started, yet Mr Price managed to get the parties to reach one.”

“Excellent; calm, assured and authoritative; a very pleasant manner”

“Very good. Excellent style and very user-friendly.”

“Richard Price QC was obviously well prepared, and had taken in the detail of the papers.”

“Excellent. I was very impressed with Richard Price Q.C.”

“Very measured and assured. Good tone and pitch”

“Very efficient and professional. Friendly though firm.”

“I should like to express my appreciation for your considerable expertise and effective management skills employed during the mediation.”

“Excellent. Extremely constructive in reaching a settlement.”


Practice Summary

Richard is a QC, and CMC Registered Mediator.  He brings to mediation considerable experience in litigating commercial, entertainment and media, defamation, profes­sional negligence, property and construction, and other disputes.

He offers a relaxed, realistic, sensible and informed approach to the mediation of all types of disputes. He is one of the most experienced barrister mediators recognised by the Bar Council. Richard mediates throughout the country.

Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners have commented:

He “is a ‘big character’, who brings a broad ‘range of skills to bear’. Described by one client as ‘brilliant at absorbing the negative stuff, and extracting constructive proposals.’ He has a ‘great mind’ which enables him to see through what others might have missed”.  Legal 500

“As a highly experienced member of the Bar, Richard Price OBE, QC brings a great deal of experience to the mediation table, and is one of the most experienced barrister mediators recognised and listed by the Bar Council. He is experi­enced in the areas of civil fraud claims, banking disputes and various commercial disputes, but also undertakes work across a broad spectrum of practice areas.” Chambers & Partners

He has acted as a trainer mediator for the Bar Council ADR Sub-Committee. He has conducted seminars on mediation awareness training for solicitors and diplomats in London, Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham, and Cambridge, and for foreign lawyers in Hungary and France. As well as acting as a mediator, he appears as counsel at various mediations, and advises as to the suitability of disputes for mediation.

For further information about Richard’s general litigation experience, see his separate Barrister Profile

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  • civil fraud
  • share sale agreements
  • commercial contracts,
  • land fraud and
  • corporate identity theft
  • diversion of assets
  • commercial contract
  • disputes
  • factoring
  • commercial agency
  • employment contracts
  • guarantees
  • transport services
  • disputes
  • all types of business
  • law disputes
  • motor racing
  • sponsorship disputes

Professional Negligence

  • solicitors’ negligence, including the negligent handling of commercial, clinical negligence, and libel litigation, and negligent commercial and mortgage advice
  • accountants’ negligence, including negligent valuation of companies
  • clinical negligence, including child blindness, MRSA infections, and negligent surgery and aftercare
  • insurance, including brokers’ negligence in relation to fire insurance
  • valuers’ negligence, including valuations for mortgage purposes



  • wrongful dismissal
  • unfair dismissal
  • TUPE compensation cases
  • discrimination
  • whistleblowing


Construction, property and land

  • multi-party building contract disputes
  • tree roots subsidence / nuisance claims
  • negligence / breach of contract – contaminated land
  • Land Registry compensation claims
  • boundary disputes



Media & IP

  • copyright litigation
  • trade mark litigation
  • all types of libel, slander and malicious falsehood cases including cases with a corporate and/or foreign element


  • race discrimination
  • involving the police
  • wrongful arrest
  • false imprisonment
  • personal injury


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