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Richard Prowse, Partner

Richard Prowse


Practice areas

  • Aerospace, defence and security
  • Automotive
  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Industrial engineering
  • Industrials
  • International trade
  • Outsourcing and offshoring
  • Services for in-house counsel
  • Shipping, Ports and Logistics
  • Transport

Practice notes

Richard is a partner with over 30 years’ experience and leads the international Commercial Contracts team.

Richard advises private and public sector clients on a wide range of strategic and high value commercial projects. He has particular expertise and experience in the drafting and negotiation of commercial outsourcing agreements including facilities management, logistics, warehousing and distribution outsourcings. Richard and his team regularly support corporate transactions providing advice in relation to due diligence, transitional service arrangements and commercial supply arrangements.

Richard has particular knowledge and experience in the diversified industrials, transport, aviation, aerospace and defence, and retail sectors.

Richard has advised a number of clients on contracting issues arising from the UK’s imminent departure from the EU. This advice has included advising on the implications for existing contracts, as well as devising and implementing new contracting strategies to deal with the uncertainty that currently exists on the terms and impact of Brexit.

Richard has been described as "user friendly and professional" with a reputation for "balanced and incisive advice" (Chambers UK).


The impact of Brexit will not be the same for all businesses. Our Brexit lawyers are working with a number of clients to help them with Brexit planning. We are helping them take steps to put themselves in the best possible position. For some clients, we have analysed the implications of Brexit on their business based on the different potential models of Brexit. We would be happy to discuss the potential implications of Brexit for your business too.

Contact Richard for more information on how Brexit may affect your business.

View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.

Contractual risk analysis and Brexit proofing - Guiding businesses through Brexit

The UK’s momentous vote to leave the EU marks the dawn of an unprecedented period of uncertainty for business. Whilst the precise nature of the UK’s future relationship with the EU and the impact this will have on business and trading arrangements is currently unknown, it is generally agreed that there are five models for the future UK/EU trade structure post Brexit. The impact each of these models would have on business differs significantly.


Efficiency in contract delivery - Eversheds Enhance Richard has recently contributed to Eversheds Enhance, a guide to efficient contract delivery. Please view, share or download the guide here.


Richard has recently contributed to new commercial law videos on how our commercial legal team can help you.
View the videos below

Commercial Contracts: Why work with Eversheds?

Commercial contracts, our experience

Outsourcing: How can we help you?




   Eversheds recognised as Commercial Team of the year at the British Legal awards


Richard has contributed to the 'International Business Acquisitions Handbook'.

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms


Visit our Brexit Legal Advice Hub for in-house lawyers