Joint founding Partner of Bray & Krais. Born and educated in Sheffield, Richard qualified as a Solicitor in 1989 with First Class Honours. During his many years in private practice, Richard has represented many high profile artists, performers, managers, labels, publishers and senior executives, as well as professional sportsmen and women.
Richard has been for many years, and continues to be, ranked in Band 1 in Chambers UK for his non-contentious work in London and UK-wide. He is described as “a real guru” and “incredibly talented and well-respected” and “has an enviable track record in representing high-profile industry figures,” including major artists, management and record companies and a range of high-profile performers. Richard’s “amazing attention to detail coupled with incisive commercial nous” is also recognised and he is praised for his “sound, sensible and well-reasoned commercial advice.” Richard has been described as “at the top of his game” in terms of the representation of performers in Legal 500 and is recognised by The Legal 500 UK 2017 as a leading individual for his music work.