Meet the Corporate Commercial Team

How long have you worked for Downs?

Almost 6 years.

What is your role within Corporate Commercial Team?

Head of Corporate Commercial team.

Why did you choose to specialise in Corporate?

Interesting and enthusiastic clients in a huge variety of industries with differing problems.

Can you tell us a bit about your career history?

I started as paralegal at PwC in London before training and then qualifying with central London firm Monro Wright & Wasbrough LLP for just over 12 years, where I left as a partner to join Downs in October 2017.

What is your biggest professional achievement?

Finding a firm outside London which has the same quality of clients that I had in London, only I no longer have to make the dreaded London commute!

What do you consider are the biggest challenges for businesses in 2023?

Adapting to the fast-paced tech-driven changes in work methods and client expectations. 

What is the one most valuable piece of advice you would give your clients?

Always speak to your lawyer before signing anything!  A quick phone call to your lawyer can save a mountain of headaches and expensive legal disputes.

Richard Clapham

Richard Clapham


Tel: +44 (0) 1483 411531

Office: Godalming Office

Email: [email protected]