Richard Power

Head of Chambers

Richard was elected Head of Lamb Chambers in May 2016.

Richard has a wide practice comprising of commercial, property and costs.  He has appeared at all levels including the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the High Court.  He regularly appears in the Senior Courts Costs Office.

He represented the successful Appellant, Patricia Jones, in Jones -v- Kernott [2011] UKSC 53 in the Supreme Court having also represented her in the county court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

He has been included in the Legal 500 for many years as a leading junior in the personal injury and costs sections.

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Richard represented the successful Appellant, Patricia Jones, in the leading Supreme Court decision on the assessment of the beneficial interests of unmarried couples cohabiting in the family home.  After three appeals Patricia Jones recovered 90% of the beneficial interest in the family home.

  • Jones -v- Kernott [2011] UKSC 53 – the report of the Supreme Court decision (click here for the judgment)
  • Kernott -v- Jones [2010] 1 WLR 2419 – the Court of Appeal decision
  • Kernott -v- Jones [2010] 1 WLR 2401 – the High Court decision

Richard has advised and represented a number of clients in connection with disputes concerning trusts of land and beneficial interests in property.  He has also written a number of articles and delivered a number of seminars and webinars on cohabitation.  (To view a webinar please click here)

An article on Jones -v- Kernott in The Round-Up is available here.

He also advises in connection with:

  • Constructive trusts
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • Restrictive covenants
  • landlord and tenant
  • commercial leases
  • residential leases
  • forfeiture
  • wayleave agreements (the ‘Telecommunications Code’ and the ‘Electronic Telecommunications Code’)

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Richard Power

Richard Power

Head of Chambers

Call: 1983

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Call: 1964, QC 1989

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