Richard advises on all areas of family law, including separation agreements, divorce, financial issues following separation and divorce, child contact and residence (or 'custody') issues and pre and post nuptial agreements. He also advises couples who are not married or in a Civil Partnership on issues arising on relationship breakdown, such as disputes over property, child contact and residence and financial claims for the maintenance of children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act. He has particular expertise in complex cross-border jurisdiction disputes, relocation cases and claims against offshore trusts.
In addition to this varied caseload, Richard also has a busy international practice (English-French in particular). He is also a regular contributor to the media on topical family issues.
Legal 500, 2012
Trained and Practising Collaborative Lawyer; Member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers; Contributor to Law Channel and Legal Network TV, Resolution Member
French - Fluent, German - Good
BA (Joint Hons) French and German, CPE Commendation, LPC Distinction
Year joined Charles Russell
Interests outside the law
Skiing, running, painting, film and doing up houses.