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.

Ancillary Relief
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 [2017] in relation to ‘special contributions’; Evans v Evans [2013] in relation to company assets and BJ v MJ (Financial Order: Overseas Trust) [2012]

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

He is very calm, considered and incredibly commercial. When you’re dealing with high net worth clients and complex business interests, he can understand all that in a heartbeat and help clients to make effective decisions.


‘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


Bristol University

Professional Memberships

South Eastern Circuit

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