Richard Gray - Partner

Richard Gray

Key Practice Areas

Corporate - M&A, COVID-19 , Cyber Security, EU and Competition, Governance, Risk and Compliance

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Richard joined the firm in 2014 as a partner and heads the firm’s Corporate team. He obtained a degree in Law (LLB Honours) at the Queen’s University, Belfast before being called to the Bar in Northern Ireland in 1989. He re-qualified as a solicitor with the city of London firm, CMS Cameron McKenna. Richard 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, corporate finance and projects work. He also advises a number of clients in relation to competition matters. Richard has also worked as an external course adviser 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 described in the 2021 Chambers UK guide as, "one of the best corporate lawyers in Northern Ireland. He is exceptionally good, efficient and approachable." A source added: "He is commercial, practical and solutions-driven. He is easy to work with." Another client stated: "Richard Gray is an excellent lawyer who goes the extra mile on every occasion. He always watches out for our business, and he is enthusiastic, commercial and thorough."

Richard advises major domestic companies including SHS Group and Lagan Investments. Richard has been named as a "hall of fame" lawyer by The Legal 500, in which a client states: "Richard Gray is a truly exceptional lawyer. Always patient; always takes time to explain; delivers his advice with total professionalism and, when the situation deserves, with appropriate humour."

Richard is a member of the Institute of Directors.