Richard Locke

Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
Contact Number: 029 2267 5560

Richard is a Partner and an elected partner on the firm’s board of management. He is also Group Head of the ever expanding dispute resolution team at Hugh James. He conducts major commercial disputes frequently with an international flavour including commercial claims, mining disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, contentious IT disputes, injunctive relief and insolvency.

Recent cases include; multi million pound international commercial contract dispute, advised on a complex multi million pound government agency IT dispute, recently successfully settled a commercial contract dispute for a waste management company against a local authority LAWDAC, regularly obtains interlocutory injunctive relief for some clients and headed a recent claim against a well known boxing promoter on behalf of the Millennium Stadium Plc. Richard is also an ADR Group accredited mediator.


  • Commercial litigation
  • Contentious IT disputes
  • Insolvency
  • Professional negligence


  • Cardiff University 2.1 (Hons)
  • Cardiff Law School ( LPC)

Career History

  • Trained: Hugh James
  • Qualified: 2000
  • Partner at Hugh James: 2007


Richard is a member of Mediation Wales. A group of highly experienced mediators from leading law firms in South Wales, including Hugh James, offering cost-efficient solutions to civil and commercial disputes.  


  • Welsh



The superb Richard Locke is brilliant with clients and commercial...tough but with great judgement.

Legal 500


Richard Locke is a brilliant lawyer who is superb with clients and displays excellent judgement.

The Legal 500