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Richard Breavington

Richard leads the Cyber & Tech Insurance team.

He has been dealing with cyber breach incidents since RPC's work in this area began. The team have worked on many hundreds of breaches since then. He has advised on a full range of breach situations at senior levels of a range of insured and other corporate clients.

Richard is regularly quoted in the mainstream press on cyber matters and has presented at numerous industry events.

Richard also advises on tech-related disputes, both arising out of cyber breach incidents and more generally, as well as advising on insurance-related matters including coverage.


Directory quotes

"Richard Breavington is strong in data breach litigation." - Legal 500 UK 2023

"Richard Breavington is very strong in data protection litigation matters." -  The Legal 500 UK 2022

"We work with are Richard Breavington. Richard is excellent in litigation strategy." - The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2020

Relevant work

Advising various entities on their initial response to cyber breaches, some of which have had profile in the national press.

Advising a price comparison website following a coding error which led to incorrect customer information being passed to insurers. 

Defending a software development company on a claim against it following a high-profile incident in which its software product was unable to meet the customer's requirements.

Advising an insurer on the structuring of insurance products providing cover for peer-to-peer service providers.

Advising a major UK insurer on the presentation of its reinsurance recovery claims in respect of mesothelioma.

Coles v Hetherton – advising Royal & Sun Alliance in the market-leading Court of Appeal case on principles for recovering subrogated motor repair costs.