Director of Dispute Resolution
Mobile contact number: 07916 160387
Richard Gore is a Director and Head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution team, based in the Bristol office. With a background training at Vizards in London, and as an associate solicitor at Boyce Hatton, Richard joined GL Law in 2001.
An experienced litigator, Richard qualified in October 1996 and has over 20 years of experience dealing with a range of commercial disputes. His expertise as a commercial litigator involves advising on high value commercial matters, including shareholder disputes, warranty claims and minority shareholder disputes.
Richard is well regarded for his work with commercial landlord and tenant disputes, including dilapidations claims, lease renewals and forfeiture claims. He also acts for clients on breach of director duties claims, commercial agency disputes, Pub Code disputes, professional negligence claims, debt collection and insolvency claims.
Ranked in Chambers & Partners for the last 7 years, Chambers 2021 says Richard is well known for his expertise in shareholder and contractual disputes. He is described by sources as “a very capable commercial litigator who impresses with his handling of complex issues.”
Recent notable cases include:
EI Group Plc v Clarke & Anor  EWHC 1858 (Ch) (18 June 2020) successful defence to pub companies appeal against an adjudicator’s decision.
Oysterware Ltd v Intentor Ltd and others  EWHC 2125 (Ch) (21 July 2020) successfully defending an application for summary judgment on a claim for copyright infringement.
“"He never loses sight of the commercial realities of any particular situation." ”
“Our key requirements for any professional firm are that they can move quickly, understand the issues, give clear constructive advice and get the job done to a high standard. We are pleased to confirm that this has been our experience with Richard, Lucy and their colleagues at Gregg Latchams, on the wide range of issues where they have helped us over the years.”
“Richard Gore represented me in my claim against a former principal under the commercial agency regulations. His calm head and clear thinking both in correspondence and at the mediation, where the matter was resolved, was indispensable and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to others.”
“I instructed Richard Gore at Gregg Latchams in respect of a dispute arising from the sale of my accountancy practice. The matter was complex, involving two trials and various allegations being made against me. I am indebted to Richard for his professionalism throughout the matter. He dealt with all aspects of the proceedings in a personable and commercial manner. He was always available to discuss matters and went out of his way to ensure I was fully appraised of the situation and sufficiently informed to make decisions when needed. As a result of both his work and the team he put together, we ended up being entirely successful for which I am very grateful.”
“Richard Gore acted for us in a claim for mis-selling against our bank. The claim didn’t go as smoothly as we hoped and the bank did everything they could to frustrate the process. We were, however, fortunate that Richard and the expert team he put together were determined to seek a just determination. Our ability to talk direct to Richard when we needed to and his professional, calm and commercial advice throughout the matter resulted in an excellent outcome for us, far better than we expected, and we would highly recommend him for dispute resolution.”
“I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated all your help last week and giving me good advice and encouraging me when I felt things were not going our way and for staying ‘in the room’ at the death waiting for others to get their paperwork sorted after your own efficient, effective and very prompt dealing with the matter at our end.
I can confidently recommend you to other prospective Clients as being a very satisfactory adviser in times of crisis!”
Insight from Richard
Guidance for residential landlords amid COVID-19 changes
Rent arrears - guidance for commercial landlords
Business interruption claims
Recovering commercial rent arrears
Copyright claim – Oysterware Ltd v Intentor Ltd and Others  EWHC 2125 (Ch)
The Pubs Code – a victory for the tied tenant
Commercial agency – know your rights and protect your position
Shareholder & Director Disputes
Tenants and commercial leases – how to deal with Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Agency agreement breached by terminating party
Bitcoin – do you understand it? Do you care?
Commercial Property Dispute Series: Possession and Forfeiture