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Richard Holden


Richard appears and acts in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including: contentious and non-contentious trust matters; asset tracing, fraud and enforcement; shareholder, investor and funds disputes; contractual and commercial disputes; cross-border and international litigation (including as to Jersey law points arising in non-Jersey proceedings); injunctions and other applications. 

He is an experienced international practitioner with trial and appellate advocacy experience. 


Richard began his legal career at the London bar and worked for leading law firms in New Zealand and London before moving to Jersey. He practised at the London bar, as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, and was also admitted in New South Wales before being called as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey. 

Alongside legal practice, Richard has held a number of teaching and professional posts, including: at Jersey's Institute of Law, where he was responsible for the Civil and Criminal Procedure Course for qualifying advocates; at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where he lectured on trusts, equity and succession; and on the English Bar Standards Board, where he was Assistant Chief Examiner in relation to civil litigation, evidence and remedies.

In addition to practising, Richard is the sole author of Offshore Civil Procedure, published by Sweet & Maxwell in conjunction with its "White Book", giving detailed commentary on civil court procedure and practice in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. He is Visiting Professor of Trusts Law at Jersey's Institute of Law, a member of the Advisory Group for the Proposed Restatement of the Jersey Law of Contract, and an honorary member of the Chancery Bar Association.

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What our clients say

An "excellent advocate" and "stand-out practitioner”, Richard's "knowledge, tactical acumen and finesse in dealing with matters, including in particular difficult issues that arise during the course of proceedings, distinguishes [him] from other practitioners".

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