Richard's practice is concentrated on cases involving children both in the public law field and in private law proceedings. He is ranked in Chambers and Partners for his work in respect of child law.

His private law work includes disputes relating to contact and residence as well as leave to remove applications and proceedings relating to intractable hostility. Richard is highly regarded for his keen attention to detail and thorough preparation of cases. He values being approachable to clients whilst not shying away from giving honest and practical advice. Above all he is passionate about putting forward the best possible case for his clients and working collaboratively with them to achieve that end.

Richard appears in the Family Court from magistrates courts through to the Court of Appeal and has reported cases on issues relating to surrogacy and fact finding hearings amongst others.

Richard is also a trained mediator.

Chambers and Partners 2017:
"One of the loveliest and most effective advocates; he's so erudite and handles sensitive cases perfectly, taking exactly the right approach. He also has great technical expertise."

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