Richard is a highly experienced French- and German-speaking family lawyer who advises domestic and international clients on every aspect of family law including complex financial and business cases, private children issues, cohabitant disputes and cases involving offshore trusts and tracing assets.

Richard specialises in cases which involve depression and mental health and addictive behaviour issues including alcoholism and substance misuse. He has particular expertise in civil partnership cases, UK and foreign child relocation cases, and cross-border jurisdiction disputes.

He also advises those who are not married on disputes over property, child arrangements and financial claims for the maintenance of children.

Richard’s clients are a wide range of professionals in business, law and finance, individuals with private wealth, those in the arts, media and in the public eye and their spouses and partners. While experienced in complex claim litigation, he is also committed to dispute resolution solutions and is a trained collaborative lawyer and mediator.

He is a regular contributor to the media on topical family issues.

  • Richard Collins … is ‘a tough litigator with an excellent bedside manner’

    Legal 500

  • Richard Collins ‘fights hard for his clients, 24 hours a day'

    Legal 500

  • I can’t thank you enough for all your help throughout this process. Your guidance throughout has been very welcomed. Your pragmatism, intellect and efficiency have been outstanding, and I won’t hesitate to recommend you to any of my friends looking for a divorce lawyer.