About Richard

Richard Pigula advises on most aspects of civil and commercial litigation, commercial / business law and employment law.

Richard acts for individuals and SMEs and has developed an expertise in:-

  1. Settlement (compromise) agreements; and
  2. Contentious probate (Will disputes).

Richard also has a particular interest in dealing with Company shareholders’ agreements (and disputes).

Richard was a student at the College of Law in Guildford and qualified as a solicitor in 1980. He joined Downie & Gadban in 1998 and became a partner in 2007. Richard is married and lives in Guildford.

A few examples of matters recently carried out by Richard include:-

  • Preparing a trust & confidence agreement containing detailed restrictive covenants for a company.
  • Acting for a company preparing a sale and service agreement.
  • Successfully concluding a contentious family probate dispute involving mental capacity and undue influence via independent mediation and settlement agreements.
  • Advising a client in respect of boundary/squatters’ rights disputes up to and including First-tier Tribunal resulting in a settlement agreement.
  • Advising and acting for a minority shareholder/director following their departure from a company requiring interpretation and negotiation of a shareholder agreement with specific reference to valuation of shares and successfully concluding a settlement agreement.

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