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Richard Life

T: 0161 358 0429

E: richardlife@hrclaw.co.uk

Richard Life

Richard has over 10 years’ experience advising clients on corporate and commercial law matters.


Richard advises and supports private equity houses, management teams, SMEs, family-owned businesses, financial institutions and corporates.  He also regularly advises management teams and private equity investors on management buy-outs, management buy-ins and growth capital transactions. Richard can assist you with mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements and corporate reorganisations.


Prior to joining HRC Law, Richard was Head of Legal at leading fashion brand and private equity backed, Bench. clothing.  As someone who’s recently been “on the inside” of a fast-paced and competitive commercial retail organisation at such a high level, Richard is uniquely placed to help clients with both day-to-day and with challenging legal and commercial issues.

Sector specialisms

Richard advises across a number of sectors, but has particular expertise in the Fashion, Healthcare and Retail and Consumer Goods sectors.


Richard acts for an ever growing list of fashion brands from start ups to national and international fashion brands. Richard and his team advise on the full spectrum of legal issues which affect fashion brands.


Pharmacy: Richard has advised on more than 150 transactions in the pharmacy sector over the last 12 years involving familiar names such as Sainsbury’s, Well Pharmacy and CSPC Pharmacy.  Richard advised Lloyds Pharmacy on their acquisitions and disposals of single and multiple site pharmacy businesses for over 8 years.

Richard not only understands the regulatory landscape for pharmacy businesses, he can also help with specific issues such as relocations, the use of management agreements and rural dispensing rights.

Dental: Richard has advised several dental clients on the acquisition and disposal (asset and share transactions) of GDS and PDS Contracts including advising on the CQC and NHS process.

Retail & Consumer Goods

Richard has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the commercial and financial issues which affect bricks and mortar and online retail and consumer goods businesses.  He was Head of Legal at, and continues to act for, retailer Bench. clothing.

To find out more please contact, Partner, Richard Life on T: 0161 358 0429 or E: richardlife@hrclaw.co.uk.