Richard Mays

Richard Mays


Richard is a partner in our Real Estate and Property Department and is Head of Development and Strategic Projects. Richard has extensive experience in advising clients on a range of strategic projects, including those in the development sector.

Richard works closely with our clients to provide advice and solutions on projects such as development schemes, sales of packaged development plots, disposals of surplus land assets and acquisitions of corporate headquarters and national distribution centres.


  • "We work with a wide variety of partners, including Geoff Philips and Richard Mays, who are very proactive and responsive."

    Legal 500 2023
  • "Richard has represented the company on a few key commercial transactions recently, he has supported us with his prompt proactive approach and his attention to detail is outstanding, a truly professional lawyer"

    Gary Parker Integra Buildings Limited
  • “Richard’s experience with large-scale developments and land diversification have proved invaluable to the success of the project. The service provided is always prompt, efficient and we always have a clear picture of how matters are progressing.”

    Landed Estate in Lincolnshire
  • "Richard Mays was professional and his proactive stance showed an in-depth knowledge and commitment to protecting client’s interest each step of the way. He was able to identify and highlight technical issues and his input made a big difference. I felt his effort was over and above what I was expecting and his understandings of a very complex property development benefited the whole negotiating process and got it over the line."

    Paul Thompson Managing Director, Barnitts Ltd.
  • “Incredibly knowledgeable”

    Legal 500
  • "Richard has done an excellent job for me and my family in securing a deal that we are happy with despite long and complex negotiations with all parties involved. He was professional and kept us informed throughout the process."

    Jane Pinder
  • "Very pleased with the service. Amanda and Richard were a pleasure to deal with - they made sure our interests were looked after both from a commercial and legal point of view."

    Paul O'Hare Jenkins Group
  • "Richard has represented the other party in a number of transactions where my company has been developer. An astute and accomplished lawyer, Richard has the technical skill to pick up issues sometimes overlooked by other lawyers, together with the commercial ability to identify practical and reasonable solutions for them, invariably workable for both parties. Richard is a great 'can-do' lawyer to have involved on a development project."

    Rob Oakley LLB Cranford Developments Limited
  • "Outstanding job! Negotiations were made more complex by the oversees nature of the counter-party and Richard's experience and patience were instrumental in getting the deal over the line. Richard took a lot of the pain and delay out of the process."

    Julian Rooth Centurion Properties Limited
  • "Our real estate team is led by Richard Mays - our relationship manager for over 15 years...a first rate lawyer who takes a proactive approach to work and able to make deals happen."

    Timothy P Lovegrove Carpetright plc

News & Events


Developers: why early legal advice can lead to "easy wins" for your project

Developers: why early legal advice can lead to "easy wins" for your project

Richard Mays, partner at Andrew Jackson Solicitors, heads the firm's Development & Strategic Projects team, a twelve strong team of lawyers who specialise in real estate transactions with a strategic dimension, and where the team can add value with its end to end project support. In his latest article, …


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