David Richards

David Richards

Managing Director and Head of Residential and Commercial Property Team

David is Managing Director of Carr Richards Solicitors and has over 36 years of experience in residential and commercial property matters. He also has extensive experience in matters relating to Will and Probate.

David’s first degree was in psychology from London University and the early part of his career was in education, teaching in various London schools, but also as a lecturer in psychology at City University.

He decided to become a solicitor in the early 1980’s and was admitted to the Roll in 1982. Subsequently, he has been a partner in several North London firms and then firms in the City.

In all of the firms where he has been a partner, he has been actively involved in management, business development and risk and compliance, and has always, sought to create a culture where ‘treating clients fairly’ is paramount in every member of staff’s understanding of their role. David has taken his previous experience of relationships behaviour to ensure that clients are afforded the greatest respect and levels of service. He tries to ensure that the client journey from ‘expert for hire to trusted advisor’ is seamless.

Martin Miller

Martin Miller


Martin qualified as a solicitor in 1984 and for the first half of his career worked in a number of West End and City law firms, where he gained a wealth of experience in dealing with residential and commercial conveyancing property matters, as well as dispute resolution and wills and probate. He joined Carr Richards in 2013 and since then has looked after an extensive portfolio of clients.

Martin seeks to build long term relationships with his clients through establishing and understanding their specific needs and delivering on these.

Outside of work, Martin is an avid squash player and scuba diver.

Ian Fraser

Martin Miller


Ian Fraser qualified in May 1981 after serving articles of clerkship with Lincolns Inn firm Speechly Mumford & Soames (now Charles Russell Speechlys) followed by several periods of employment and Partnership / consultancy with medium to small practices in the West of England, Home Counties and London dealing with most aspects of Civil Law.

He moved to Weld and Beavan in Enfield in 2002 dealing with all branches of Conveyancing, Landlord & Tenant and Probate until the retirement of its sole principal in February 2014 when he joined its succeeding practice as a consultant in the Property and Private Client departments until April 2018.

Ian now does consultancy work for Carr Richards in the areas of property and private client/wills and probate. He also has experience in collective freehold purchases and individual lease extensions under the Leasehold Reform Housing & Urban Development Act 1993.

Alison Allen

Alison Allen


My name is Alison Allen and I am a Conveyancing Paralegal.

I have over 20 years’ experience in conveyancing, starting my career as a receptionist for a small conveyancing law firm and working my way up to legal secretary for a large London firm. I enjoy interacting with clients and handling my own case load and decided to work towards becoming a qualified conveyancing paralegal this year.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, walking and socialising with friends.