Richard Gray - Partner

Richard Gray

Key Practice Areas

Corporate - M&A, EU and Competition

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Richard joined the firm in 2014 as a Partner and jointly heads the firm’s Corporate Team.  He attained a degree in law (LLB Honours) at the Queen’s University, Belfast before being called to the Bar in Northern Ireland in 1989.  He requalified as a Solicitor with the City of London firm, CMS Cameron McKenna.  He returned to Northern Ireland in 1992 and was formerly a Partner in an international law practice.

Richard’s main areas of practice are in corporate, banking and projects work.  He also advises a number of clients in relation to competition matters.  Richard has also worked as course adviser and tutor at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Belfast in the area of company law.  He is a member of the Law Societies of Northern Ireland and of England and Wales.

Richard has been named as a ‘leader in the field’ for corporate finance (and previously for banking and projects) in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Professional for more than a decade and in Chambers Guide to Europe.  The Guide refers to him as “extremely thorough, always seeking to do the best thing for his client” applauded for his “great, effective, hands-on approach”.  He is also recommended in the Legal 500.

In the Chambers Guide 2017, Impressed clients appreciate that he is "always available -you feel you can lift the phone and get the best advice." Others say it is “an absolute pleasure” to work with co-head of department Richard Gray, who impresses with his “professionalism, attention to detail and timeliness”.

Richard is a Member of the Council of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce.