Richard Norman has considerable experience in litigation and dispute resolution. He advises clients on the whole spectrum of commercial disputes and specialises in litigation, mediation and international arbitration. He works for clients across many industry sectors (including IT, telecoms, life sciences and manufacturing) on how to avoid, manage and resolve disputes.

Richard heads the Litigation & Regulatory practice in Sheffield and also leads the contentious telecoms practice. Richard is the architect behind the highly successful WIN (What In-House Lawyers Need) initiative across the firm which won the FT Award for the most client innovative service in 2013.

Richard is experienced in managing the full range of commercial disputes on a global basis. In particular, he has handled a comprehensive range of IT&T disputes. He has acted on reported IT and telecommunications disputes in the High Court and the Court of Appeal, and been involved in several high profile mediations in the Commercial Court/the Technology & Construction Court. Richard has also been involved in several international arbitrations.