“Richard is widely regarded as one of the world’s top IT lawyers”
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 twenty 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”.
As a law firm leader, Richard has a track record of innovation and achievement. He set up Kemp & Co in 1997 and Kemp Little (the first UK law firm LLP) in 2001, leading them into the top rank of UK IT firms in 2011 and as the only specialist practice ranked in the ‘FT Law 50’ each year from 2006 to 2012. He established Kemp IT Law in 2014 and the firm has won over 80 awards for legal expertise, innovation and legal business leadership in its first 5 years.