Patrick 'Pat' Richards

Consultant Solicitor

Contact Patrick 'Pat' Richards

Telephone 01273 734 600


Pat is a full time practising Consultant Solicitor with Crosby & Woods, and handles all commercial property instructions at the firm - these are normally on the sale, purchase or transfer of leases and licences for shops and other retail premises / businesses.  Pat's clients, especially those buying or setting up their first business, greatly appreciate his practical advice based on his many years of doing such work. Originally from Wales, he attended the London School of Economics, and then trained in London, and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1975. He then moved down to Brighton in 1980, where he has practised successfully ever since.

Pat’s wide ranging general experience in the law lends itself perfectly to Crosby & Woods as the firm evolves and where having in excess of 35 years 'practical experience' of the law gives his colleagues a wonderful opportunity to soundboard new ideas.

Pat speaks French and Italian and is the local representative on the Law Society national Council. Pat has published a book on cricket, always hopes Wales will win the 6 Nations every year and still enjoys various sports, travel and family life.

Pat can be contacted on 01273 734600 or by email on


"I want to thank you especially for your work and being so patient considering the problems" S Shanin- June 2016

Crosby & Woods have acted for us in 3 different property transactions and in each and every case we have experienced a superb level of professionalism, service and attention to detail, especially from our solicitor at the firm Patrick Richards. - Mr. T Varnfield

“Thank you so much for all you’ve done to get this purchase of my first business completed Pat. I am extremely grateful for all your hard work and advice”. Miss F.S. , Shoreham –by-Sea.

“Thank you for your prompt and efficient service”. Mrs B.H. Lancing

"Pat Richards has always been a fantastic solicitor to have working on your side. His professionalism, wisdom and experience are second to none. I have been using his services now for several years and he has helped me with many property purchases and sales, making each one simple and pain free and as importantly, done at a very fair and reasonable price. For someone who runs their own business and has limited time available to devote to the ‘nitty-gritty’ process of property purchase I have always been able to completely rely on and trust Pat to handle these things for me with absolute confidence my best interests are looked after.  He is hardworking and looks after my whole family’s affairs. I would have absolutely no hesitance in recommending his services to anyone at all. He is an excellent member of what is a very professional and knowledgeable legal team at Crosby & Woods Solicitors. Thank you again for all your help Pat". Mr. C.H, Hove