Richard D Walker

Senior Associate | London

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Richard is a senior associate in the trust, estate and inheritance disputes team.

He advises on domestic and international disputes (or on how to minimise the risk of disputes) relating to trusts, wills, probate and inheritance, gifts for charities, shared ownership of property, informal promises of property, professional and non-professional fiduciary services (including individual and corporate trustees, executors, attorneys and deputies), the property and financial affairs of vulnerable adults and charitable status.
Richard's training at Withers means he also has experience advising clients on their wealth and estate planning and tax positions, contentious and non-contentious employment and workplace relationships, their philanthropic and not-for-profit aspirations and their positions as trustees of large (often corporate) charities.

Prior to joining Withers, Richard interned at the United Nations in Geneva, assisting with the periodic appraisal of member states by the Human Rights Council. He also worked as a Legal Advisor for a leading international commercial property developer, with particular responsibility for retail assets in England and Northern Ireland. Richard has also taught the law of trusts at King's College London, University College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies.
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Me in a minute

I think deep down it is the sense of justice that motivates me in my work

I was always very creative as a child and had aspirations to be an author, recording artist, or the number 10 that the England football team still crave. However, my friends and family would willingly testify that my tenacity for playing Devil's Advocate in almost any debate probably means I'm well-suited to life as a dispute resolution lawyer.