Richard Burcher


Validatum® is a specialist legal services pricing consultancy based in London and New York with a wide international reach. It is the foremost architect of legal services pricing practice internationally. The company’s founder and managing director Richard Burcher is a former practising lawyer of over 35 years and a former managing partner with extensive university masters-level post-graduate study in pricing.

Richard is a Teaching Fellow (Pricing) on the faculty of the Australian College of Law Master of Legal Business program, a member of the Brussels-based European Pricing Platform and the US Professional Pricing Society (USA). He is also the founder of the London and New York headquartered Legal Pricing Academy® and legal pricing software platform, Virtual Pricing Director®.

Having worked with more than 300 law firms in over 20 countries, he is regarded by many as the leading legal services pricing consultant in the world.

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