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We are a specialist consultancy built on the expertise of Mark Richards with access to his specialist network. MRIC provides in depth legal and commercial experience of largescale critical energy or infrastructure programmes across multiple jurisdictions with a specialism in the civil nuclear industry.

We aim to work with:

  • Energy generators

  • Engineering contractors and consultants engaged in infrastructure and energy projects

  • Management consultants and/or private practice law firms

  • Energy & infrastructure project developers

  • Industry bodies

  • Government and/or NDPBs



We specialise in helping organisations wrestling with a range of issues, primarily in construction, engineering, energy & environmental clean-up programmes & projects, if you need help with:

  • strategic advice including for example contract and procurement strategies, legal risk management & mitigation, bid strategy for concessions or programme management roles

  • advice and drafting of governance and business conduct policies and procedures

  • drafting and negotiation of key project documentation including for example: construction and engineering contracts, joint venture agreements and/or parent company guarantees

You may need cover for senior in house counsel or company secretaries on leave or simply short-term staff augmentation in those areas

You may need mentoring for in house counsel

You may need legal risk review, management and reporting

You may need staff training including for example:

  • Key issues for contracting in the nuclear sector including third party nuclear liability

  • Understanding standard form construction and engineering contracts including FIDIC, NEC IChemE, JCT etc…

  • Effective programme governance & transformation

  • Managing risk under the NEC

  • Building an international legal team

MRIC can be engaged directly or through Pinsent Masons Vario (

MRIC is a member of the The Nuclear Industry Association

(Our certificate can be downloaded here)



Mark Richards is an experienced international lawyer, director and company secretary. He has  worked as a senior partner in a renowned UK based international law firm, chief international counsel in a global US based engineering and programme management business, general counsel in a Canadian nuclear science and technology business and acting legal affairs director in a UK energy generation business.

He built and managed legal, audit, procurement, corporate secretariat, insurance and compliance teams, across diverse geographies and cultures within complex organisations. He works within senior executive management teams at board, corporate and programme levels. He leads organisational transformation including the design of appropriate governance, contracting and procurement strategies to underpin achievement of corporate or programme level metrics.

His experience and expertise is underpinned by strong: judgement, collegiate and collaborative inter-personal skills, experienced drafting and negotiation skills and commercially pragmatic acumen. He is also an accomplished conference speaker, chair and facilitator.

  • Chief Counsel for International Operations for CH2M HILL (now Jacobs Engineering)

  • Equity Partner in Pinsent Masons

  • Prime Contract Selection Lead for Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

  • VP Legal for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

  • Acting General Counsel for EDF Nuclear Generation

  • Example programmes & projects worked on include:​​

    • Emirates nuclear new build programme for a fleet of nuclear plants in Abu Dhabi

    • Decommissioning for Kozloduy, Ignalina & Bohunice NPPs to meet EU accession critieria for Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia

    • Dounreay and Magnox decommissioning

    • Small Modular Reactor development

    • Land transactions to enable the proposed development of Sizewell C NPP

    • Crossrail

    • Thames Tideway

    • London 2012 Olympic Games

    • Qatar 2022 World Cup

    • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories transformation as Canada’s first GoCo

    • Chernobyl Shelter Implementation Plan



Douglas McIntyre VP, Legal & Insurance Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Mark brings a broad range and depth of practical experience that bridges legal, business and governance. He is a strong addition to any complex project.

VP Legal for major international engineering contractor

Mark’s ability to add value to any business is second to none. He brings a rare combination of global commercial experience, legal expertise and agility of approach. He compliments these strengths with innovative  problem solving and solution creation.  He has a proven track record of managing and transforming international teams to achieve much more than the sum of their constituent parts. Highly recommended as a safe pair of hands for your most complex matters.

Tom McCoy

Retired Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. and CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd
(now Jacobs Engineering)

Mark is a trusted and wise counsellor to CEO’s and their teams, and to boards of directors. He is a brilliant strategist and accomplished legal and business leader in the most complex of programmes and projects, and he has unparalleled experience in the international nuclear industry.




For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: +44 (0) 7771 526008 or email

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Registered in England and Wales

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Tel: +44 (0)7771 526008

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