Richard’s practice is focused on matrimonial finance and Schedule 1 claims. He is frequently instructed on cases involving businesses and trusts and those cases with a foreign element. He often represents interveners and is adept at dealing with multi-party cases. Richard advises on TOLATA claims in the domestic context and those with concurrent Schedule 1 proceedings.
As well as expertise on the finance side of cases, Richard is well-experienced on private law children applications including fact-finding hearings and cases involving complex family relationships and drug and alcohol abuse. Richard also represents clients on leave to remove hearings.
"Richard is an excellent advocate, and completely unflappable. He immediately sets clients at ease with his calm but no-nonsense approach."Chambers & Partners 2019
“Receives strong praise for his skill in handling complex matrimonial finance disputes and private law children cases.” "Has a proven track record in complex financial matters. Always calm and reassuring to his client," he is "highly approachable and very sympathetic."Chambers and Partners 2015
Describes Richard as handling “a range of cohabitation disputes, matrimonial finance and private law children matters.” and "He's well prepared, thorough, has a good courtroom manner and will go the extra distance in a case."Chambers and Partners 2014
Richard was described as offering "reliable and sensible advice" and is "approachable and always willing to help." Sources praise Richard for the quality of his cross-examinations.Chambers and Partners 2013
Richard is currently ranked in London (Bar), Family: Matrimonial Finance (Up and Coming)
- WSCC v M,F,W,X,Y and Z
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- Re A (Abduction: Interim Directions: Accommodation by Local Authority)
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- WSCC v M,F,W,X,Y and Z
Publications and Lecturing
Richard writes regularly. His most recent article on Immerman and the Jersey Trusts has been published in Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal.
Richard is a co-author of Applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989, published by Jordans.
In addition to writing, Richard is frequently asked to speak at seminars for Jordans and SG Events.
Richard recently lectured at the Mauritian Bar CPD afternoon on the approach to family cases in England & Wales.
Richard is happy to organise seminars for solicitors at their firms.
Richard enjoys listening to music and plays the piano and drums. He is a keen reader with an interest in the history of London. He has travelled widely and enjoys experiencing different cultures. Richard is an enthusiastic cook.