Richard has taught and researched in law in a variety of HE institutions over a 40-year career, including the University of Leicester, Nottingham Trent University, and the Inns of Court School of Law. In 2003 he was appointed Head of the Law School at the University of Lincoln and led the Law School until 2009, when he became Director of Research until his retirement in 2014. His teaching and research has been focused on the areas of human rights and contract law. His publications include "The Law of Entry, Search, and Seizure" (5th edn, OUP, 2013), "Civil Liberties and Human Rights" (11th edn, OUP, 2017) and "The Modern Law of Contract" (12th edn, 2017). He continues to supervise PhD students.