Thinking in the right direction
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Richard Peter Tymkiw
Family and Senior Litigation Partner, Kidd Rapinet LLP (London Office)
Admission to the Roll: June 1979
Richard’s outlook is founded upon the strong notion of the solicitous (hence solicitor) meaning : showing interest or concern.
He derives considerable satisfaction from his ability to forge strong client relationships and develop rapport.
He acknowledges that clients should expect nothing less than competence and commitment from him. He is a former legal aid practitioner and remains alert to matters of pocket as much as principle.
He places a strong emphasis on constructive dialogue and is committed to the consensual resolution of any dispute.
To achieve such ends he views imagination, presentation, strategy and timing as essential implements.
Having said that and mindful of his clients’ best interests at all times he is a strong advocate of the independent fair but ultimately the formidable and fearless.
Professional : Bannister King & Rigbeys  1All ER 727 (aka Fox’s case) (Judgment of Master of the Rolls Sir John Donaldson QC) For the successful Plaintiffs.
Professional disciplinary : The Law Society v. Thomas Patrick Bluett. The Law Society’s Gazette . For the successful Respondent.
Insurance : Eurodale Manufacturing Limited v. Ecclesiastical Insurance Office Plc  EWCA Civ 203. Definition of in transit for insurance purposes. (Applied : Crows Transport Limited v. Phoenix Assurance Co. Ltd.  1 WLR 383). For the successful Claimant.
Family : Norris v. Norris EWHC 2996 [Fam];  All ER [D424]. Long marriage large asset case. Award at first instance of 50% to wife. Assessment of contribution; treatment of pensions; costs determination and invention of clawback. For the successful Petitioner Wife.
Probate : Lim v. Thomson. May 2010. Wills & Trusts Law Reports – 661. Judicial determination requirements for attestation of one’s signature on a Will. For the successful Defendant.
Landlord & Tenant : Edwards & Walkden (Norfolk) Limited and Ors. v. The Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of London  EWHC 2527 (Ch). Commercial lease renewals. Pursuant to the provisions Part II of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954. Determination of preliminary issues germane to the form of new commercial tenancies, including whether new rents should be inclusive or exclusive of service charges. Reaffirmation of O’May. Acted for the Defendant Tenants of Smithfield Market in connection therewith.
Contentious corporate : Abouraya v. Sigmund  EWHC 277 [CH] Double Derivative Action. For the successful Respondent.
Richard’s recent Articles on Dispute Resolution issues can be found in his Blog at thetymkiwblog.blogspot.co.uk.