Richard Walford


Year of Call: 1984

‘knows professional negligence back to front, and has the ability to articulate the most complex arguments with simplicity and brevity’.

Legal 500

Practice Overview

After 34 years in practice (24 of them at Serle Court), Richard Walford had the misfortune to contract a rare form of leukemia, and he retired from practice at the Bar on 30 April 2020. Richard remains an Associate Member of Chambers.

During his long and fulfilling career at the Bar, Richard practised mainly in the areas of commercial litigation, contentious trusts, professional negligence and company and insolvency law. He made a major contribution to the development of civil procedure first as a member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee for 6 years, and latterly as a Specialist Editor of “The White Book” (Sweet & Maxwell’s Civil Procedure) for 11 years.

Richard also set up the South Westminster Legal Advice Centre (now a CIO) in 1998, and continues as Chairman and a Trustee of this organisation.

Richard intends to maintain his links to Serle Court despite having retired from practice, and welcomes contact from any former instructing solicitors.  

News & Events

  • News

    SerleSpeak No.22 - Civil Procedure

    SerleSpeak no.22 focuses on topics in Civil Procedure, beginning with Richard Walford examining the court's... Read More

    News

    SerleSpeak - Civil Procedure

    The latest edition of SerleSpeak is now available to download on the newsletters section of the website. This edition focuses... Read More

  • Events

    Litigation Conference

    Location: Merchant Taylors' Hall, London Read More

    Events

    Commercial and Property Law - Bristol

    Location: The Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol Read More

  • ‘a very experienced pair of hands’

    Legal 500
  • “hugely knowledgeable on injunction-related matters”

    Legal 500

Education & Qualifications

LLB (Exeter)

Appointments

Appointed by the Lord Chancellor as a member of the Civil Procedure Rules Committee (the body which formulates the CPR), and was a member for 6 years

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association

Professional Negligence Bar Association

Franco-British Lawyers’ Society

Clarity

Languages

French, German

BSB Registration

Richard Henry Howard Walford

VAT Number

41787995

News & Events

  • News

    SerleSpeak No.22 - Civil Procedure

    SerleSpeak no.22 focuses on topics in Civil Procedure, beginning with Richard Walford examining the court's... Read More

    News

    SerleSpeak - Civil Procedure

    The latest edition of SerleSpeak is now available to download on the newsletters section of the website. This edition focuses... Read More

  • Events

    Litigation Conference

    Location: Merchant Taylors' Hall, London Read More

    Events

    Commercial and Property Law - Bristol

    Location: The Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol Read More