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Richard Tapp


Richard Tapp is a Solicitor and Chartered Governance Professional.   

He has held General Counsel and Company Secretary roles in FTSE-100 and -250 companies for more than 20 years, building integrated legal teams internationally.  He is the architect of a multi-award-winning legal services business which now forms part of a Magic Circle law firm. 

Richard currently consults with law firms, in-house legal teams and alternative legal providers on a range of in-house legal, alternative legal services, and legal innovation issues.   He has authored The Future of the In-House Lawyer and The In-House Lawyers’ Toolkit (both Law Society Publishing) and Managing External Legal Resources (ICSA Publishing).   He is a winner of the FT Innovative Lawyers’ Award for European In-House Lawyer of the Year, and a member of the Company Secretaries’ Forum, which acts as an advisory group on governance matters to ICSA, the Chartered Governance Institute.

He serves as a trustee of a number of charitable bodies, and as a member of advisory committees in his professional sphere.