Richard Gore


  • Specialisms:

  • Commercial Disputes

Richard Gore is a partner 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 prior to the merger with Shakespeare Martineau in October 2022.

Ranked for Litigation in the South West in the Chambers UK Guide 2023.

An experienced litigator, Richard qualified in October 1996 and has over 25 years of experience dealing with a range of commercial disputes.

He has particular expertise in high value disputes involving shareholders and directors, including unfair prejudice petitions and misfeasance claims. He has considerable experience as well in warrant claims, commercial agency disputes and inter-company contractual disputes.

Ranked in Chambers & Partners for the last 8 years, Chambers 2023 says Richard is well regarded as “a very experienced commercial litigator who is good with the tactics of running a case” and someone who “understands our business and risk appetites, and we trust that he has our best interests behind all the advice he provides”

Richard is well regarded as well 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.

Richard is an accredited commercial mediator (non practising) and a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association (PNLA) and South West Landlords’ Association (SWLA).

Recent notable cases include:
EI Group Plc v Clarke & Anor [2020] EWHC 1858 (Ch) (18 June 2020) successful defence to pub companies appeal against an adjudicator’s decision.

Oysterware Ltd v Intentor Ltd and others [2020] EWHC 2125 (Ch) (21 July 2020) successfully defending an application for summary judgment on a claim for copyright infringement.

In October 2022 GL Law merged with national law firm Shakespeare Martineau. You can find out more about the merger in the link below.

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