Richard Sharp


Richard heads up the Guernsey office's insurance and reinsurance practice.  Richard's practice includes all aspects of insurance and reinsurance work, including captives, ILS and pension risk transfers.  He advised on the innovative ILS transaction that was the first in its sector to use blockchain for settlement.

Richard has considerable experience of offshore transactions and specialises in investment funds and listing matters. He previously worked for UK firm Cobbetts LLP where he advised on a wide range of private and public corporate transactions. Richard has also worked in-house for the corporate finance department of WH Ireland plc.  

Richard joined the firm in 2012 having worked for another leading Channel Islands firm for the previous five years and was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2014.


  • Advocate - Guernsey
  • Solicitor - England & Wales (non-practising)
  • Tier 1 'Leading individual' - Legal 500 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019
  • 'Next generation lawyers' - Legal 500 2018 and 2017
  • Band 4 - Chambers and Partners - 2022
  • 'Highly regarded' in investment funds - IFLR1000 2021

Richard Sharp is outstanding, both his communication and focus has been excellent, his knowledge and understanding second to none.

Legal 500 UK

Richard Sharp was not only always available to discuss issues, but with an excellent knowledge of the market and our business was able to proactively steer us through to get the right commercial outcome.

Legal 500 UK

Richard has been excellent; he has a great subject matter knowledge, works pragmatically and has always ensured he is available to discuss matters as they arise.

Chambers and Partners

Richard Sharp is super responsive but also available to take calls at any time of day or weekends when it comes to transaction closing and getting the documents finalised. This willingness to go above and beyond is a tremendous asset.

Legal 500 UK

Richard Sharp is responsive, pragmatic and a pleasure to work with.

Legal 500 UK

Richard Sharp is a pleasure to deal with and easy to talk to. Communication from the company as a whole has been excellent.

Legal 500 UK