Richard is BLB’s Joint Managing Partner, a role he shares with Catherine Smith. As such he is responsible for the firm’s day-to-day administration, developing and implementing our strategy for growth, and ensuring our clients receive the best possible service.
Richard also heads BLB’s Commercial Property team. He specialises in commercial property acquisitions and disposals as well as high value residential property.
His expertise covers transactions involving residential and mixed use development land, industrial and retail sites and units, hotels, restaurants, public houses as well as landlord and tenant matters relating to commercial premises. He has wide experience of overage arrangements, options and joint venture agreements.
“Richard Bowater and his team are highly professional, efficient, speedy, communicative, responsive and always reliable. They deliver advice in a super-friendly and helpful manner and, at the same time, they are very cost-effective. In short, everything one requires from one’s solicitors. I have no hesitation in recommending BLB’s services to others.”
Clifton Maybank Developments Ltd.
Richard prides himself on giving added value to his clients with pragmatic and imaginative advice. He can guide clients through complex legal processes and explain documentation in terms appropriate to his client’s level of knowledge and experience, while keeping them involved in the transaction to the degree with which they feel comfortable.
His clients include property investors, developers, retailers and High Net Worth private individuals.
Richard is married with two children and lives near Bath. His interests include cricket and rugby.
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Richard Bowater was extremely helpful and very professional. Great service, we will definitely recommend your service and work with you again.Read MoreL.G | April 2019
We have worked with Richard Bowater on a number of property acquisitions/sales and his service/advice has always been of the highest order. We would not hesitate to recommend Richard to others and look forward to our continuing dealings with RichardRead MoreF.D Ltd | June 2018
Since our first introduction to Richard Bowater through to consultation then dealing with Jenny Greenland who assisted us with Wills and POAs we have been impressed with their friendliness courtesy and professionalism. We would not hesitate in contacting BLB for any future legal mattersRead MoreT.B | April 2018