With an Asia and Middle East focus, Richard acts for high net worth individuals, their families, private banks and other advisers on a range of contentious and non-contentious trust and probate issues together with mental capacity, charitable and family company matters. He also has extensive experience in acting for international banks and individuals in cases involving fraud.
Recent experience includes:
- advising the beneficiary of a multi-billion dollar offshore trust in relation to ongoing disputes with the trustee and other beneficiaries
- advising the executor of a US$1 billion Hong Kong estate in relation to administration of that estate in a number of offshore jurisdictions, including BVI, Jersey, Mauritius, Philippines and Turks and Caicos
- advising the beneficiaries of a multi-billion dollar Hong Kong law trust in relation to ongoing disputes with other beneficiaries, including allegations of undue influence
- advising private banks in relation to transactions concerning trusts and estates
Memberships and Accolades
Richard is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Association of Contentious Trust and Estate Practitioners (ACTAPS).
He lectures widely on fraud, contentious trusts and probate issues and has written articles for publications including the STEP journal.
"He deftly balances the intellectual and the practical aspects of problem solving and is very client-focused." Another source adds: "He is extremely responsive and knows what he is doing." Chambers Asia Pacific 2015
Richard Norridge is "excellent for contentious private client work and shareholder disputes"; Asia Pacific Legal 500 2015-2016
Richard obtained an LLB from King's College London and an LLM from Humboldt University, Berlin. He was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2005 and has been granted higher rights of audience. He was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2012.
Richard divides his time between the firm's London and Hong Kong offices and has also recently spent time working out of the firm's Dubai office. He co-chairs the STEP Hong Kong Dispute Resolution Sub-Committee.
He speaks English and German.