Richard is one of the most accomplished technology lawyers working today.” (Chambers UK 2020)

Richard has built an outstanding reputation for advice that combines commerciality and client service with innovative legal solutions to the business challenges of technology development, deployment and regulation.

As an IT lawyer, Richard is consistently top ranked in the leading directories. In 2018 he appeared in Legal 500’s inaugural Hall of Fame and in 2019 Who’s Who Legal identified him as one of their 20 global IT law thought leaders, singling out his “strategic advice” and his ability to “marry the law with the commercial implications in often yet to be known areas”. The Legal 500 2020 editorial included the following testimonials:

  • ‘Richard has excellent knowledge of his market, provides accurate commercial advice and gives invaluable direction on tactics and strategy.’
  • ‘Richard has a down to earth and practical approach and he has a gravitas and experience which enables him to manage complex issues in a way which clients find reassuring and clear.
  • ‘Richard has such an assured manner and his experience seems to be second to none.’

As a law firm leader, Richard has a track record of innovation and achievement. He set up Kemp & Co in 1997, Kemp Little in 2001 (leading them into the top rank of UK IT firms in 2011) and Kemp IT Law in 2014.