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Richard Monkcom


Private Wealth, Employment & Tax


Richard is a Consultant in the Private Wealth team. He joined Druces in September 1981 and having qualified in September 1983.  He was a partner at the firm between 1985 and 2021.

Richard’s work focuses on private client law.  He particularly specialises in taxation (especially property related taxes and estate planning), charities and employment

Richard lives in Colchester and enjoys walking and country pursuits.

Legal 500

Richard has been recognised for his expertise on charities and not-for-profit in Legal 500, 2019, which says that he is ‘very realistic and is able to respond quickly to problems. He has extensive knowledge of charity law’. Richard is acknowledged for leading the team on personal tax, trusts and probate, which is ‘very efficient and client-focused and comes up with creative solutions to suit its clients’ needs’.

His work within this area was also highly regarded in Legal 500, 2017 which described him as ‘very thorough and focused on practical solutions’.


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