Richard advises clients on the financial consequences of the breakdown of relationships. He is experienced in dealing with complex financial arrangements where separation often results in litigation. Richard frequently acts in High Court proceedings where cases have an international dimension, and he has particular expertise in dealing with offshore trusts and other commercial/corporate structures.
Richard has experience in acting on all financial aspects of private family law including financial claims, cohabitation agreements, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, litigation concerning the family business, and freezing applications.
He has previously worked on a number of high-profile cases, including acting for celebrities, and is a member of Resolution.
- Financial settlements
- Freezing orders
- Applications to reverse transactions intended to defeat claims
- Variation of previous settlements and agreements
- Financial claims where parents are not married
- Disclosure applications
- Acted for a wife whose husband had a multi-million-pound shareholding in an unquoted company. The case involved material non-disclosure of assets by the husband and significant interests held in trust. The trial was heard at the High Court of Justice in London.
- Assisted with private children matters including a £260m Schedule 1 variation application (financial remedies proceedings relating to unmarried couples) at the Central Family Court in London. The matter settled with a favourable outcome to the client before trial, thus limiting costs.
- Prepared for and attended private financial dispute resolution hearings before leading counsel on multiple occasions. One case involved acting for a wife whose husband had interests in trusts exceeding £250m. This matter settled shortly after the private court hearing.
- Advocacy before District Judges at the Central Family Court in London
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Richard qualified as a solicitor in 2013. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2017, he worked at the following firms:
- Wedlake Bell