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Fields of Practice: 


  • Landlord and Tenant

  • Land Law

  • Personal Injury

  • Professional Negligence

  • Commercial Law

  • Family. 

Richard Colbey - Barrister

LLB (Exeter)


Called: 1984 Inner Temple


Qualified Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators


Qualified Californian Attorney MCIA

Author of Resident Landlords and Owner Occupiers (Longmans), and Residential Tenancies (Longmans).


Notable Cases:


Ypsilanti -v- Moussaieff (1995) (disputed ownership of valuable diamond); Sargent -v- GRE, The Times 25.4.97 (construction of personal accident insurance policy); FSS Travel & Leisure Systems Ltd -v- Johnson (1998) IRLR 382, CA (whether covenant in employees contract is restraint of trade); D -v- R (1997) SJ764 (claim by food poisoning victim under personal accident policy); Singh & Co -v- Hay C9100096 Civil Appeal Transcript 1998 (extent to which a solicitor's negligence deprives him of his fee); Bearcard Properties -v- Day (1984) ICR 837 (whether a Tribunal entitled to strike out for procedural default).

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