Richard is a family law and contentious trusts specialist. His decades of experience in the field enable him to focus on the essential points of every case. Inevitably, his work sees him guiding clients through challenging times, and he is committed to achieving the best outcome possible for them. He is a trusted adviser who believes in negotiation rather than conflict and seeks to build understanding between all parties in contentious cases.
Richard deals with contentious and non-contentious client work, including divorces, contentious trusts, estate planning and succession. Much of his work involves family conflict, whether involving inheritances and succession, or the breakdown of a marriage. He advises individuals, families, beneficiaries and trustees.
He builds relationships with clients because he cares about achieving the right outcome for them and empathises with their circumstances. Clients have relied on his advice over many years because of his reputation for integrity and common sense, and because they know he will stand up for their interests when necessary. His approach is thoughtful and collaborative, as well as determined when the circumstances require it.
Common to all of Richard’s work is his focus on clients’ most important, often private, personal and confidential matters and in this context, they regard him as a trusted adviser who will give them frank and honest advice.
Richard also acts as a trustee of many private and charitable trusts.