Richard Watson

General Counsel


Richard Joined UKGI as General Counsel in July 2018. Richard was a commercial litigator before joining the then Department of Trade and Industry in 2000 initially advising its Companies Investigation Branch. He first worked with UKGI’s predecessor, the Shareholder Executive, on the privatisation of the Royal Mail and the establishment of the Green Investment Bank.

For the last 5 years he has been a Deputy Director in the Government Legal Department leading a team advising the Ministry of Housing on housing policy and supply.