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

    “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

    • 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