Will Richards is Deputy Chairman and a Director of Dreweatts based at Dreweatts’ Pall Mall office in London and at the Donnington Priory salerooms in Newbury. He has over 20 years’ experience in the auction business. Previously with Phillips and Bonhams, latterly as a UK Board Director Will has advised private clients and public institutions both in UK and internationally.
He joined Dreweatts as a Director in May 2008 and has been responsible for many of the single owner and collections sales held at Dreweatts including the Richards Burnett Collection in 2016, the Selected Contents of Abbotswood, May 2017 (which was the culmination of the successful dispersal of a £4 million collection with which Will had been involved since 1999), the dispersal of the collection of the 3rd Baron Wraxall in 2019 and the first ever virtual house sale, the Aynhoe Park Sale, in January 2021.
Will has advised an international body of private clients and institutions including the CLA and public galleries on all aspects of managing collections including CGT planning, IHT and insurance valuations and inheritance and succession planning.
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