Richard Colbey


  • Basic French and Spanish


  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association


Travel, photography, football (Watford FC), cricket, tennis and most sports.

General commercial work particularly obtaining emergency injunctive relief. Richard has done a number of cases involving exemption clauses .

Related cases of interest

Regus v Epcot Solutions [2009] 1 All ER (Comm) 586 (CA) — Validity of a clause exempting owners of serviced office block from liability.

R (on the application of Kelly) v Liverpool Crown Court & Wirrall Borough Council [2006] LLR 343 — Crown Court and High Court had erred in rejecting applicant’s appeal against refusal of taxi licences. Believed to be first successful Court of Appeal appearance by directly instructed counsel.

Director of the Assets Recovery Agency v Green (2005) The Times 27/02/06 (Sullivan J) — Decision that in civil proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2005 the Dirctor had to at least identify specific types of unlawful conduct.

Expo Fabrics v Naughty Clothing [2003] CA LTL 21/7/2003 — Validity of exemption clauses standard in the cloth supply industry.

FSS v Johnson [1998] IRLR 382 (CA) — Validity of restrictive covenant.

Ypsilanti v Mousssaieff (1995) MoS 19 Feb (Kennedy J) — Ownership of “priceless” diamond.

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