Richard Bagwell

Stephens Scown LLP
Member - Head of Property Litigation
01392 429212
07715 665071

Richard is a partner specialising in property disputes in the dispute resolution team based in Exeter, and joined the firm in February 2019. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1998 after reading Law with French Law at the University of Reading and studying law at l’Université de Paris Ouest.

Richard is a member of the Property Litigation Association, the Agricultural Law Association and the Pyramus & Thisbe Club (an association of Party Wall experts).

He is ranked by Chambers and Partners as a leading individual for Real Estate Litigation in the South West and is described in the latest edition as “a seasoned and distinguished litigator”. Sources describe him as a “very hard-working, intelligent and client-focused solicitor.” Others note his “collegiate and robust style” and his “pragmatic approach supported by deep and broad knowledge of property law.”


  • Adverse Possession
  • Agricultural Tenancies
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Breach Of Covenant
  • Break Clauses/Notices
  • Compensation Claims
  • Dilapidations
  • Easements
  • Enforcing Contracts For Sale Of Land
  • Enforcing Lease Obligations
  • Evictions
  • Forfeiture
  • Landlord & Tenant Act 1954
  • Lease Renewals
  • Nuisance Claims
  • Options
  • Ownership Disputes
  • Party Walls
  • Possession Claims
  • Real Estate Insolvency
  • Rent Arrears
  • Rent Review
  • Rents & Service Charge Disputes
  • Residential Tenancies/PRS
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Rights Of Light
  • Rights Of Way
  • Service Charge Disputes
  • Specific Performance
  • Telecoms
  • Tenancy Renewals
  • Trespass
  • Vacant Possession