- Location: London
- Email: Richard Healey
- Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7653 1633
- Direct Fax: +44 (0) 20 7653 1601
- Mobile: +44 (0) 7717 507 116
Restructuring, Complex & International Dispute Resolution
Richard has expertise in UK and significant extra-territorial experience in asset protection, asset tracing and recovery and of representing parties in disputes, both in the High Court and London Court of International Arbitration.
Richard has particular expertise in cases involving tax avoidance, evasion and fraud. He started his career as a Banking and Financial Services Litigator at the City firm of Simmons and Simmons and now has over twenty years of complex litigation experience. Since 1999, he’s had extensive experience of conducting heavyweight financial litigation matters on behalf of high net worth individuals; corporate, institutional and officeholder clients as well as government departments.
Amongst those claims regularly conducted by Richard are actions on behalf of clients in contract, equity and tort including claims for unlawful means conspiracy, dishonest assistance and knowing receipt, in addition to more commonly encountered claims for professional negligence as well as claims pursued by office-holders pursuant to their powers under the relevant insolvency legislation.
Richard has extensive experience of injunctive relief procedures including multi- jurisdictional freezing orders.
Richard has a particular expertise in recovering the proceeds of fraud on behalf of clients.
Between 2004 and 2012, Richard was responsible for conducting all work undertaken for HMRC’s Specialist Investigations Directorate, the Directorate at HMRC tasked with recovering the proceeds of tax evasion from parties in the UK and overseas. That work together with more recent assignments has afforded Richard with significant multi -jurisdictional experience. Richard has had conduct of cases successfully appealed to the Courts of Appeal of Singapore, Hong Kong and Gibraltar.
In the UK Richard has had conduct of a number of cases which have been successful in the Court of Appeal, as well as a successful Supreme Court case.
Richard has been instructed in several high value off-shore matters most recently from the BVI and the Dutch Antilles. Those assignments have included complex negotiations on behalf of UK individuals/corporates in Curacao and high value property litigation involving a BVI entity.
Richard has also been retained in a number of matters involving claims on behalf of Ultra High Net Worth individuals/corporations emanating from the CIS countries, including most recently, a negligence claim in the High Court in London and a number of disputed matters in the London Court of International Arbitration. Richard also recently led a multi- jurisdictional team retained by an Ultra High Net Worth individual from the CIS to successfully trace and recover assets into Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Richard also has significant experience and knowledge in advising clients on innovative funding solutions to enable the funding of claims, as well as a detailed knowledge of the litigation funding market and strong relationships with a number of litigation funders.
15 reported cases, including several decisions of the Court of Appeal in the UK as well as the Courts of Appeal of Singapore and Hong Kong and the UK Supreme Court.
Richard enjoys watching sport, particularly football (a keen Liverpool supporter). He also enjoys the theatre, travel, dining out, reading and cooking.