Portrait of Richard Tambling

Richard Tambling

Year of Call 2005

Professional Practice

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.
  • Recommendations

    "He's hard-working, diligent and makes submissions in a calm way. He is never ruffled on his feet." "Richard is effective, personable, persuasive and helpful. He's always willing to give extra time to his cases and sees the wood for the trees." "Experienced, approachable and works hard to reassure vulnerable clients. He takes a pragmatic approach to matters to secure proportionate results as early on as possible."
    Chambers and Partners 2022
    "Knows how to handle tricky situations and complex cases, and is good at dealing with emotional clients."
    Chambers and Partners 2021
    “Personable, approachable and very friendly, he’s very good at forming good relationships with the client. He’s got a lot to come in the future.”
    Chambers and Partners 2020
    "Richard is an excellent advocate, and completely unflappable. He immediately sets clients at ease with his calm but no-nonsense approach."
    Chambers & Partners 2019
  • Notable Cases

    • Hasan v (1) Ul-Hasan (deceased) and another
      [2021] EWHC 1791 (Fam); [2021] All ER (D) 61 (Aug)
    • WSCC v M,F,W,X,Y and Z
      [2011] 1 FLR 188
    • Re A (Abduction: Interim Directions: Accommodation by Local Authority)
      [2011] 1 FLR 1
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • Richard writes regularly and enjoys writing about topics including trusts.  He is called on to write for journals outside of family law, for example, for Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal where he wrote an article on Immerman and the Jersey Trusts.

      Richard has co-authored a book on Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 applications and also contributed to Butterworths Civil Precedents.

      In addition to writing, Richard speaks at a variety of seminars including directly for solicitors at their offices or nowadays via remote video platform.

      Richard has lectured in a number of jurisdictions including Mauritius where he lectured at the annual Mauritian Bar CPD conference on the approach to family cases in England & Wales

  • Personal Information

    Richard has travelled the world extensively and enjoys experiencing different ways of life and different cuisines.

    A keen listener to music, Richard can also play the piano and the drums.  Richard is an enthusiastic cook.


  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association