Richard was called to the Bar in 1990 and subsequently worked as a specialist family law barrister in Liverpool and London for ten years before becoming dual qualified and working at a well-known firm of family law solicitors in Mayfair, London, where he acted for clients in very high net worth divorce cases.
In 2003 Richard moved to Australia and worked as a research assistant to Professor Partick Parkinson at Sydney University on a research project (Children’s Participation in Family Law Disputes, Cashmore and Parkinson 2009). After qualifying as a lawyer in New South Wales Richard then practised a s a specialist family law solicitor in Perth, Western Australia , for three years.
In 2007 Richard returned to the UK and set up his own firm of specialist family law solicitors in Bath where he employed numerous matrimonial solicitors for ten years.
Richard joined Richard Nelson LLP as a consultant solicitor in August 2021.
Richard tries to ensure that his clients resolve their differences without having to go to court as solutions reached by agreement are the best outcome for everyone and especially the children. Richard has great deal of experience in conducting litigation, should that prove to be necessary.
Richard can provide advice and assistance in relation to the following areas of the law:
- Divorce and relationship breakdown
- Financial consequences of divorce
- Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
- Unmarried couples’ property disputes
- Disputes over children’s residence and the amount of time they spend with the other parent
Richard works in the West Midlands and Bristol.