Richard trained at RWK Goodman and became a partner in 2000 where he has always specialised in family law. He has a particular interest in cases where mental health and learning disabilities are an issue and has often been appointed by the Official Solicitor to represent vulnerable parties.
His child protection work includes representing children, guardians, parents and other individuals involved in care proceedings. He has considerable advocacy experience in Magistrates, County and higher courts and has been involved in a number of reported cases.
The Legal 500 UK describe Richard as having “considerable legal knowledge“, and praises him for his ability to “manage court proceedings well and engage with children and their parents in a way that endeavours to represent the child’s welfare and enables parties to fully understand what is happening within the proceedings“.