Head of Family Law (WA)
Head of Family Law (WA)
Richard brings a wealth of family law experience and expertise to Australian Family Lawyers (AFL) national team, with a background in the UK as a Barrister in independent practice and almost a decade in WA as a Solicitor and Barrister specialising in family law. Richard is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and handles all aspects of family law, whether complex or straightforward, including (but not limited to) children’s matters, property settlement, spousal maintenance and divorce. This includes for married and de facto couples, and others who are interested in the care, welfare and development of a child (such as grandparents).
Richard has a First-Class Honours Degree from Keele University, UK. He is the recipient of The Prince of Wales Scholarship from The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London, UK. He has postgraduate qualifications awarded in the UK from Cambridge University, Nottingham Law School and The Inns of Court School of Law, London. Richard has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer, in the UK and Australia. Prior to becoming a practising lawyer, he taught for 5 years at Rugby School in the UK and at Scotch College in Perth, Australia.
Richard is well aware of the pressures, stresses and complexities that some family law clients have to endure. He is dedicated to providing all of his clients with compassion, empathy, objective legal advice, attention to detail, and highly skilled legal representation.
Richard aims to provide holistic care for his clients to achieve the best possible outcome in the most cost-effective manner. He is articulate, knowledgeable, an active listener, supportive, tenacious, and genuinely cares about his clients and their family law issues.
Richard is respectful and understanding of the diverse background and socio-economic circumstances of the thousands of clients he has represented over the last 20 years. No two clients have been in the same situation with identical circumstances. Family law issues affect people from all walks of life and sometimes without any choice.
Richard will assist you with all parts of your family law matter, no matter how complicated or straightforward. Richard is analytical and strategic, which developed from his mathematical background prior to becoming a lawyer. He provides concise, tailored advice to his clients on the best way forward at each stage. Richard’s sole objective is getting the best outcome for you – the client.
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