About Richard

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1989.  He joined Machins in January 2024  as a senior solicitor in the Company Commercial team following a career working in private practice including 15 years working for large corporate practices in Birmingham before relocating to Bedfordshire. Over the course of his career Richard has  been the head of company and commercial departments at firms in Birmingham and Telford.

His areas of expertise extend to mergers and acquisitions, business sales, management buy outs, shareholder agreements and shareholder disputes, re-organisations, joint ventures, share option and employee incentive schemes, bank finance, partnership agreements and a wide range of business to business agreements across a variety of sectors.

He regularly advises on multi-million pound corporate transactions.

Approach to Work

Richard uses his wide ranging experience to take a pragmatic and commercial approach to all matters which he is involved in and to proactively deliver the right solutions for his client. He particular enjoys working with owner managed businesses and getting to really understand their businesses and adding value.


Specialist practice areas

  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • MBOs and MBIs
  • Company reorganisations and restructuring
  • Joint ventures
  • Owner managed and family businesses
  • Shareholder agreements and shareholder disputes
  • Directors appointment, duties and removal
  • Corporate finance
  • Approved and unapproved share schemes including EMI share option schemes
  • Succession planning, exit strategies and shareholder protection
  • Franchising
  • Commercial contracts including Agency and Distribution agreements, Supply and Manufacturing agreements, Confidentiality agreements.

Latest news by Richard Murrall

Spring Budget – Key highlights for businesses

Jeremy Hunt delivered his Spring Budget on 6 March, and it will probably be his last major fiscal announcement ahead of this year’s anticipated general election. With a focus on reducing tax for the working population and helping parents, there were several announcements in the Budget that affect businesses and employees which I consider and

Successful application for termination of Parental Responsibility

Termination of Parental Responsibility is rarely made by the Court and only ever in exceptional circumstances. Following a recent private family law case acting for a mother who successfully obtained a termination of Parental Responsibility order to end the father’s Parental Responsibility, we asked Laura Martin-Read, Senior Associate Solicitor to explain what Parental Responsibility is

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