Richard provides legal and policy expertise across GPD’s portfolio of programmes. As Head of Legal, he provides legal and policy advice internally at GPD and to its partner organisations on human rights as they relate to the internet and digital policy, and develops legal analyses, policy briefings and other resources for stakeholders.
Before joining GPD, Richard led on policy development and advocacy at the Equal Rights Trust, an international human rights organisation working to combat discrimination and inequality. He has also undertaken research for the Bar Human Rights Committee and Commonwealth Lawyers Association, the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights and provided support during the preparatory work for the Yogyakarta Principles.
Richard holds a degree in Law with European Union Law from the University of Nottingham and spent a year studying international and European law at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. He is also a qualified barrister, having been called to the Bar in 2010, and practiced in criminal law and human rights law prior to joining the Equal Rights Trust. He is fluent in English, French and Dutch.