Richard Dickinson


Richard’s practice focuses on commercial transactions and advisory work that usually involve the development, exploitation and protection of IP rights at their core, across a range of sectors. These include life sciences, technology, media and entertainment, consumer and retail.

With over 25 years’ experience, his work has included licensing, distribution, manufacturing and supply agreements, as well as related commercial contracts and advising on the relevant IP aspects in corporate deals. Much of Richard’s work involves cross-border projects.

Richard has a scientific background and has also worked on secondment with in-house legal teams, both as an associate and as a partner.

Richard joined Bristows in January 2020 as a partner in the commercial IP/IT team.


  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, University of Bristol
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law, University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Legal Practice Course, University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Qualified 1996
  • Partner 2005

What others say

"He [Richard Dickinson] is absolutely superb.” Chambers and Partners 2021
Richard Dickinson is "an amazing client-orientated lawyer who works extremely hard." Chambers and Partners 2021
Richard is "a transactional specialist with an instinctive grasp of the IP aspects of corporate deals." IAM Patent 1000 2020

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