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Richard is Managing Partner of the firm who specialises in Residential Property Law. He has dealt with residential property transactions for over 30 years.
Richard deals with both freehold and leasehold residential conveyancing transactions. In 2020 he has dealt with 8 building purchases for clients each in excess of £1,000,000, including 3 listed buildings. Higher value transactions is something he has specialised in over the past 5 years.
In November 2017 Richard was appointed to the Law Society Anti- Money Laundering Taskforce to assist them based on his vast experience in conveyancing and money laundering procedures.
As a residential conveyancing solicitor he has a great wealth of experience with a wide range of residential property transactions, including expertise in Staircasing and Shared Ownership, Re-mortgages, Listed Buildings and mixed Commercial and Residential Units.
What Richard says:
“After attending the Boys Grammar School in Rochester, I went to Nottingham University and obtained my law degree in 1988. I qualified as a Solicitor in 1991, before then joining Martin Tolhurst Solicitors in 1992. I was later made a Partner of the Firm in 1994 and became Managing Partner in 2004.
I have dealt with residential property throughout my career and there has rarely been a dull moment! I deal with freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, stair casing and shared ownership, re-mortgages, listed buildings and mixed commercial and residential units. I am also the Firm’s representative on The Conveyancing Association.
I have always loved doing property work. My files usually involve a lot of contact with clients and people buying or selling houses have a lot of emotional investment in what I am doing for them. Property buying and selling can be simple or complex and no two cases are the same. We need to protect our clients’ interests but also meet their preferred timescales - this has meant being creative and thinking up a variety of solutions to various situations.
Outside of work I am a (slow) runner doing Parkrun every Saturday somewhere in Kent, long suffering supporter of both Kent County Cricket and Nottingham Forest football club, but most of my time out of the office is spent with my wife and 2 teenage children. I have volunteered as a School Governor for 25 years which I find very rewarding. I am now an unpaid Director of an educational charity, The Williamson Trust, that runs 6 schools in the Medway Towns.”
If I were not a lawyer, I would be...
A travel writer- I love travelling and being paid to travel whilst writing for Lonely Planet would be my absolute dream job!
If I were stranded on a desert island and could take three pieces of music with me, they would be…
The Oasis album “Absolutely Maybe" – it still sounds as brilliant now as it did when I first it over 25 years ago. No 2 is more up to date - Catfish and the Bottleman who I have seen 5 times and their album “The Balcony”. Last but not least to change the mood some trashy, pop so definitely Taylor Swift’s "1989".