Richard Mattick advises and represents clients in connection with the resolution of disputes in a variety of fields, with particular emphasis on insurance and contractual disputes, as well as acting for clients in relation to export controls matters. Legal 500 UK (2013-2014) describes him as a "pleasure to work with," “first rate lawyer, who fights his corner hard” and “very quick to respond.” Chambers UK (2017) notes he is "’the first man to talk to’" for insurance advice,” "he has a great manner about him, is very practical and also very client service-oriented." In 2015, he is a "first-rate lawyer with particular knowledge of insurance liabilities for asbestos claims. He is immensely hard-working and always on top of the materials, and he fights his corner hard.”
Mr. Mattick has extensive experience of acting for policyholders in English Court proceedings and London arbitrations in the insurance coverage field, including handling the first two successful challenges to solvent schemes of arrangement. He also advises extensively on insurance issues, including advising on policy wordings, where he uses his extensive experience of litigating wordings.
He has handled significant litigation on a number of topics before the English courts, including contractual disputes and product liability cases, proceedings involving complex jurisdictional issues, intellectual property actions and proceedings against directors and shareholders. He has also handled administrative law proceedings in respect of regulatory issues.
Mr. Mattick has represented clients in international arbitrations in London and elsewhere involving a variety of issues and in alternative dispute resolution procedures, where his accreditation as a mediator by CEDR has given him an additional insight into the process. He has also been active in international corporate investigations.
Mr. Mattick additionally advises clients in relation to various international trade issues, including UK export controls and economic sanctions as well as import-related issues and represents them in dealings with the regulators in cases of alleged regulatory breach.
He is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Court Civil Proceedings) and a CEDR-Accredited Mediator. He speaks fluent French, Portuguese and German, having been educated for 9 years at a French school in Portugal, and having read German alongside French at university before switching to Law.