Richard Saunders

Barrister - Non-practicing

T: +44 207 539 4137
M: +44 7795 010641

Career History

Having practiced at the Bar, Richard joined Moon Beever in 2003 and worked in the Insolvency & Business Recovery Department. He has spent many years in dealing with contentious insolvency acting for clients from all the major firms and has built a reputation as a strong and tenacious litigator.

He has particular experience and expertise in acting in large, complex multi-jurisdictional fraud matters not only in this country but also in numerous offshore jurisdictions. He frequently obtains freezing injunctions and search orders for clients and is a seasoned trial lawyer.

He joined Wedlake Bell in July 2021 when the firms merged.


"Richard Saunders is very experienced in all aspects of insolvency and particularly in cases with a fraud angle. A very effective litigator who knows exactly what he is doing and always gets results."

— Legal 500, 2022


AFM and The Great Gatsby- FM (1932) Limited & Ors v Belisco Estates Ltd [2021] EWHC 3460 (Ch)


Umbrella Care Ltd v Nisa & Ors [2022] EWHC 86 (Ch) – Summary Judgement in insolvency fraud cases