About Richard

Richard joined the firm in 1992 and was appointed to the firm’s Management Board with responsibility for marketing. He headed the firm’s Insolvency and Business Recovery Department until taking over as the firm’s Managing Director in April 2009, stepping down in April 2018.

As a leader and manager, Richard is dedicated to supporting the firm’s new management team as they start their journey of leading the firm to further success, before stepping back to a consultancy role in 2019.

As a lawyer, Richard is an Insolvency and Business Recovery specialist, having qualified with DLA in 1987.

Whilst currently having little time to practice law, Richard does advise on strategic issues (in Insolvency and more widely), and leads a number of client relationships (both large and small).

As a marketer, Richard is particularly interested in and passionate about brand.

When not at work

Richard is a keen shot and an enthusiastic (if inexpert) fly fisherman. Richard spends quieter moments cooking, reading and annoying his guitar teacher.

Richard can be found frequently in the South West of Ireland taking the Guinness cure.

Professional Societies

  • Law Society
  • Fellow of R3 (Association of Business Recovery Professionals)
  • Member of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association
  • Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Member of the Anglo Irish Chamber of Commerce


  • Insolvency
  • Corporate Recovery


“We strive to deliver the best possible service across everything we do, and every year the Legal 500 provides the clearest and most concise summation of our efforts directly from the clients we work with.”

Richard Marshall, Managing Director at Lupton Fawcett

“Clive and Ben are a tremendous addition to our Intellectual Property and Commercial team. Alongside John Sykes, both make a formidable team and provide top drawer advice to our clients and achieve good commercial outcomes for them. All are highly skilled and experienced individuals who will be able to meet the growing needs of our clients in this uncertain business environment.”

Richard Marshall, Lupton Fawcett Managing Director

“Julian is a highly regarded tax specialist who has vast experience in this key area for the firm. Julian trained and worked in a few of the ‘Big Six’ law firms and also one of the big-four Accountancy firms, as well as running his own business. He is an ambitious and talented individual and our client base will hugely benefit from having Julian on their side.”

Richard Marshall, Managing Director


Qualified at DLA

Joined Lupton Fawcett as an Equity Partner and appointed to the firm's Management Board

Elected Managing Director

Stepped down as Managing Director

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