Richard is a leading practitioner in matrimonial finance cases, including cases with very substantial assets and those involving complex jurisdictional issues. He is very experienced with cases involving corporate and off-shore structures, particularly those in which there is an allegation of non-disclosure of assets.
Richard also sits as a Recorder in the Family Court.
He acts and advises in all areas of financial relief relating to marriage and also applications under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989. He is regularly led in ‘big money’ cases and has considerable experience of cases with international dimensions, complex corporate structures and those involving freezing and tracing of assets. Cases include Work v Gray  in relation to ‘special contributions’; Evans v Evans  in relation to company assets and BJ v MJ (Financial Order: Overseas Trust) 
He has particular expertise in the area of international jurisdictional disputes as well as having experience of advising in off-shore jurisdictions in relation to complex ancillary relief matters, both from London and also in the relevant jurisdiction itself. He also has experience of applications brought under MFPA 1984 (Financial Provision after Foreign Divorce). Cases include: Marinos v Marinos; L-K v K (no.2); L-K v K (no.3); and Bentinck v Bentinck
With considerable experience of cohabitation disputes involving family homes he is able to advise in relation to cases involving constructive and resulting trust and estoppel.
Richard accepts instructions to act as the Tribunal for Private FDRs. He has recently been appointed a Recorder in the Family Court on the South Eastern Circuit.
Reputation & Awards
‘Richard is one of the best senior junior at the family bar. He has a superb judgment, great technical skills and knowledge, and is an authoritative calm advocate.’Legal 500, 2023 - Leading Junior
‘He has always been able to sort the wheat from the chaff and can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.’ – Chambers & Partners, 2024
‘He is an extremely good advocate for complicated cases.’…‘His written and oral advocacy are of a high quality. He is very persuasive.’ – Chambers & Partners, 2024
‘Richard has a superb knowledge of the law. He has a strong instinct in relation to the merits of a case and is very accessible, and great bedside manner. His advocacy is extremely polished and persuasive. He is never flustered and his case law recall is sublime.’ – Legal 500, 2024
“Measured, calm under pressure and really hard-working. He is very good at getting to the commercial heart of a case.” – Chambers & Partners, 2023
‘A junior with immense gravitas.’ – Legal 500, 2022
‘He has a razor-sharp intellect. He’s a great negotiator, who is robust and works tirelessly for clients.’ – Chambers & Partners
‘A leading practitioner for ‘big-money’ cases.’ – Legal 500 2017
‘A prominent figure in matrimonial finance, and is highlighted in particular for his work involving complex trusts and international jurisdictional issues’.
‘…particularly noted for his superb handling of financial matters involving international dynamics.’ – Chambers & Partners
‘presents complicated scenarios in a way that clients can understand’ – Legal 500
Shortlisted for Chambers Bar Awards 2013
Awards and Scholarships
Prince of Wales Scholar – Gray’s Inn
South Eastern Circuit